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I am a ceramic artist living in Yorkshire and I began my journey into ceramics in 1998 on a part time course at college. I had dabbled with clay before but it was not until returning to college that I realised my love of making. The core of my work is based on nature in particular the amazing butterfly world. However I enjoy the challenge of designing and making individual pieces using many techniques this allows me to explore clay in many areas. Oringinally choosing to specialise in Raku, recently have started to explore higher fired electric kiln fired work.
The pieces inspired by the wonderful world of butterflies are hand-built or slip cast and hand carved. Coloured slips are applied to create a matt finish, they are then Bisque fired to 980°. The new Monarch pots are then hand decorated and fired to 1220 with steel bolt to give them lift and to acknowledge mans imact. Some butterfly work is Raku fired to create smaller subtle pieces. But over the last two years am experimenting with higher fired works.
I have also been a lecturer and technician and have also run workshops through Rural Arts in Thirsk. I have exhibited in numerous exhibitions.shows and sell work through a collection of galleries.