I have always been drawn to the energy and beauty of nature and the simple power and delicate intricacies of natural forms. I have always picked up gifts that nature gives me: seed pods, shells, twists of bark, feathers - these are incorporated into my works.
I find working with clay a meditation - it nourishes my soul and it has been a path to spiritual renewal for me. This connection with my artistic medium is healing. I often dream of a vessel and then make it.
My deep connection with nature finds expression in my ceramics. Working with clay is where my artist's intuition and the power of the earth intersect, creating an alchemy of inspiration, form, texture and lustre. Clay is tactile and earthy and has a life.
The clay has its own energy. As an artist, I sense this energy and work with it. Shape, form and how glaze reacts to the smallest texture excites the creator and the viewer. I work with intention and intuitively.
Feeling it necessary to make a shift from the corporate world, I returned to my love of pottery four years ago, reconnecting with my authentic, younger self. After the death of my mother, an artist, I realised she left the world with a legacy of beauty through her art and every time I touched her painting I felt her hands and energy and I realised it was better to leave the world with beauty than with money. Art is what will endure.