I am fascinated by materials, by their inherent characteristics and symbolism, together with the historical associations and familiarity that they signify. My practice has focused on ceramics and glass over the past ten years, creating box and vessel forms which explore and celebrate the qualities that these ancient and alchemic materials share, including their clarity, purity and translucency. More recently I have introduced related materials within my practice including metal which has brought a new dimension in terms of finish, form and weight to the objects that I make, and accentuated the overall concept of the work.
Exploring ideas of containment, materiality, preciousness and value through considered, tactile objects, I am interested to intrigue the viewer and encourage a spontaneous interaction with my work. I seek to make pieces that embrace investigation, and by working on an intimate scale some themes akin with jewellery prevail, such as to hold, contemplate and cherish.
Each piece is individually made, and contributes to a collection of works.