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I exhibit and sell throughout the UK and model imaginative figurative sculptures using hand building techniques. Inspiration is often drawn from an interest in the role of animals and ancient artefacts and sustained by visits to museums and sites of antiquity both at home and...

I make hand thrown stoneware and porcelain from my studio in Lancashire, kitchenware, cookware and the odd decorative piece. I use a variety of stoneware clays and porcelain. Fired in my propane powered kiln in a reduction atmosphere, I'm always amazed when you take humble...

The highly considered forms that I make are simple and precisely thrown but with spontaneous making marks. Complex surfaces develop from firing the work with wood and soda glazing; flame and ash painting the work. I use my own blend of high temperature firing clays...

I have recently resumed making pottery after a break of 20 years during which time I was teaching full time to secondary and 6th form students. I built a gas kiln at the bottom of my garden and spent a year developing pots and glazes....

I work in the traditional techniques of wheel-thrown ware. I like making functional pots and delight in their everyday use by my customers. I also enjoy experimenting with the overlapping of glazes to produce different results on the underlying base colour - especially when small...

I make hand-built ware in unglazed terracotta and glazed stoneware. Texture, repeat surface pattern and words are at the heart of my work. Over the last few years I've made a body of clay-stamps which I use to create my repeat patterns and textures into...

My work reflects my fascination with signs, symbols mythology and advertising; it's an exploration of how these visual remains enter the present; what persists and what gets reinterpreted, misinterpreted and edited. I collect familiar signs and try to use them in new ways. For instance...

My recent work uses the ancient technique of coiling and is inspired by the Bolognese painter Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964). Morandi's still life paintings are known for their restrained tones and his fondness for grouping together tall, slender vessels and bottles. He rarely painted an object...