A creative whose practice has always been inspired by materials and processes, I attended my first ever university lecture on my 42nd birthday and soon found myself at home in the Ceramics department. I love the sensory experiences that accompany ceramic processes: the tactility of interaction with materials and tools, the rhythmic sound of the wheel, and the radiant heat of the kiln. I am interested in objects: how and why we choose, use, give and discard them, the way they influence our gestures, the way we attach meaning and associate memory with them. I aim to make objects that will draw users into a tactile experience, where consciousness of interaction is heightened.
As a maker of objects I am drawn to explore consumer culture in a broader sense. I achieve this through my installation work, where I source, collect and reconfigure materials that have served their intended useful purpose. Using such materials, which are often plentiful, I am able to create large works that seek to highlight the downsides of our consumption-driven society. Primarily inspired by materials, this work enables me to engage in repetitive processes, building up layers and multiples of form: an activity that I find both meditative and a conduit to creativity.