I have been keen on drawing and painting since childhood, and later taught myself pyrography and polymer clay modelling. Inspired by a course 15 years ago, I became passionate about ceramics. I currently handbuild my work, mostly using slabbing, modelling and pinching techniques. I love the versatility of clay, especially the potential to produce three-dimensional pieces, either functional or purely decorative. I am inspired by the beauty of the natural world. Flora and fauna are regular motifs in my – often rustic looking – work, and I regularly use leaves, bark, or shells to impress patterns. I also use stamps, and various household objects such as lace, hessian, buttons, screws, computer components etc.