I work mainly in raku, because I like the immediacy of the process and the interesting effects of the glazes. I handbuild, which is slow and contemplative, in contrast to the rapid glazing and firing.
My inspiration is nature, especially sea-smoothed rocks, and rounded forms such as fruit and gourds. I aim for simplicity, and the tactile nature of my work is important. I also enjoy primitive firing processes such as pit-firing, which produce unexpected and often very beautiful results. My hope is to make work that could just as easily be ancient as modern, that is quiet but has impact.