I have always been interested in Botany, especially native Australian plants and birds. I am drawn to their growth and life cycles, their beauty and contrasting natures. Clay allows me the freedom to depict their complexities in a variety of ways.
I work in a range of techniques, including slip casting, slab work, press molding and wheel throwing. The 3 dimensional forms that I create become a canvas, which I then decorate in detail. I spend many hours studying and sketching birds and plants in their natural habitat. I then use underglaze colours and oxides pencils to draw and paint these images onto the surface.
My aim is to encourage people to stop and take the time to admire the beauty in their surroundings. In doing so, I hope this results in a greater appreciation and therefore, more care for the environment.