My dishes are meant to be used and enjoyed; slip decorated press-moulded
earthenware is an approachable and friendly medium. The designs reflect my
view of life, celebrating friendship and the sharing of simple pleasures.
Some dishes have inscriptions, which are not separate from the designs but
integral to the whole both in form and meaning. The overall design echoes
the sense of the words (as a tune echoes the sense of the lyric). The
lettering is done freehand, fairly fast.
I trained as a painter, and spent twenty years dealing in eighteenth and
nineteenth century drawings before deciding to go back to making things.
After a three year ceramics course I set up my present studio with Regina
Heinz, in 1996.
I am a member of the Craft Potters Association and the Art