I have been a ‘maker’ for as long as I can remember and still have pots I made as a six-year old child in Cornwall. My work is often a response to natural forms and landscape and I usually work in porcelain where I’m fascinated by the interaction between the form I create and the firing process. I use pit firing, raku or wood kilns by choice, often with no glaze, celebrating the unpredictability of the results and the combination of fragility and strength that is porcelain. Ceramics is ‘elemental’ – earth and water transformed by air and fire. My role is to create the most beautiful form I can and take a leap of faith. You could say my work is about hope and optimism.