I first met clay while I was still at school and attending Saturday morning classes at the local Art School in Gravesend in Kent. I remember little of what we made but the seed was sown of a passion that would weave it's way through the fabric of my life like a lurex thread. In recent years I have been lucky enough to travel to other parts of the world and wherever I go I gravitate towards pottery. It fascinates me to see the variety of wares produced and at the same time the similarities that grow out of the nature of the material and how it can be persuaded to our will as potters.
Much of my current work is inspired by the folk art of the Solomon Islands. Many of their ceremonial artefacts celebrate the symbiotic relationship they have with the Bonita that they fish for and the Frigate Birds that fly over the shoals, thus indicating where they can best drop their nets.