The rocky, grainy surface of moorland paths, the imagined strata lying beneath and ever- changing views inform the work. I combine different clays which are prepared by additions of paper, groggs, grits, oxides and other materials to create interesting, contrasting surfaces in respect of both colour and texture.
The preparation of the clays forms a large part o the process but the actual making itself is more intuitive. Fusing the organic and geometric shapes or ‘patches’, responds to both the emerging form and the qualities of the individual clays.
Each finished piece is an individual work although I often group pieces during making as the clays or forms may suggest relationships.