In 2009, after 30 years of living and working in Cardiff as a glaze technician in the ceramics department at Cardiff College of Art , I retired and moved to Gloucestershire and spent the first two years building and setting up my own workshop, where I am now making on a full time basis.
After many years of working with reduction glazes and firing gas kilns, I decided to focus on oxidised glazes using electric kilns in an effort to produce work which had a more contemporary feel to it and relied less on some of the clichés associated with traditional studio pottery.
Most of my work is thrown in porcelain , and is strongly linked to function, although it is not always strictly utilitarian.
My current work utilises vibrantly coloured matt glazes, however I am continually experimenting in order to broaden and enhance the diversity of the glazes and range of surfaces that I use. This experimentation often provides the catalyst for new ideas.