The constant factor in my work is the inspiration of pattern and texture in landscape. My college training in dual disciplines, ceramics and illustration, lead to my fascination for the use of imagery in ceramics. Living and working in the Pennines has heightened my awareness of the changing colours and textures of the hills, woods and moorland. My pieces are built up in areas of clay, which have previously been coloured, textured and patterned in a variety of ways, such as impressing, marbling and printing with coloured slips and glazes. The design work is carried out on a flat surface and then formed in moulds.