“I live between Conwy and Llandudno and have the benefit of being near to Snowdonia and the mountains, and the estuary of the Conwy River. I spend a great deal of time on the beach at Deganwy and the Morfa beach. Each day is a journey, experiencing the change in nature, and observing how mother earth presents herself to the world: marks left in the sand by the receeding tide, sharp and clear, deep gullies, items thrown up by the tide, battered by storms, seaweed flowing in ribbons, the erosion of surfaces of shells, rocks, driftwood and bone.
I work directly into the clay with no pre-conceived ideas of how the work will look. I work in a studio with no electric by choice, using an intuative process of making, and pinching of the clay. My work is made using flattened coils of clay into which other materials such as sand and clays are added to change the surface texture. The work is pushed and pinched causing crators and holes. The finished work has a strong tactile quality, as does the natural world, however I don't wish to imitate nature but aspire to echo the process”.