The form and function of my work can be traced back to centuries-old pots such as English mediaeval jugs and early Tamba ware. I hope that I am re-inventing them and not merely imitating them.
I love the anonymous ethnic pots from all cultures and their feeling of life and freshness. My enthusiasm is still with the clay, the slip and the large wood-fired kiln. The wood firing imparts that extra life to the pots. I enjoy sitting around the table sharing meals with friends and my preoccupations are always centred around the function of the pieces. I want my pots to be used, not merely to sit in isolation on a shelf. I love to see them used to enhance the enjoyment of good food.