My vessels are made of stoneware and porcelain. The surfaces are mainly treated with an unctuous porcelain slip which I apply thickly, with my hands. My fingers make grooves and undulations in the slip on and off the wheel. The patterns and lines created by the raised slip result in texture and variation on the surface of the pot. They are inspired by movements found in nature such as those created by wind or water on sand, the unfurling of a leaf, grasses coated with a layer of snow, waves in the sea. I am interested in the way in which these marks disappear and reveal themselves within the glaze with which they are coated and I am never sure exactly how they will turn out. The process is rich and satisfying. The range of mark making is ripe with incremental possibilities and imbued with the mysterious element of chance.
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