I am a ceramicist living and working from my home in Haslemere, on the West Sussex/Surrey border. I set up The Little Green Studio in May 2018 after a long career as a secondary school Art teacher. I now work full time making functional and decorative pieces and teaching classes. I make using a range of methods and use clay stamps which I first make and bisque fire then use to impress surface patterns. All my work is made in white earthenware and is fired at 1060 to 1120 degrees depending on the type of glaze. I aim to make my pieces visually appealing in the first instance, with colourful smooth surfaces with glossy and matt glazes, but it is also very important to me how a piece is designed and how it feels to hold whether it is a functional jug or decorative abstract vessel. The tactile qualities of a piece are one of my main considerations My one-off pieces with abstract, bright, painted surfaces are essentially sculptural vessels. The forms created on the interior are as important to me as the outside and the line of the rim is a specific margin between both, often highlighted in a strong colour. These free formed pots are thrown and coiled then decorated using slips, wax resist, engobes and underglazes, sometimes with multiple firings.