Potting, cooking, heat and fire … they go together for me; my pots become complete when they contain food … I also make pots which are completed/complemented with plants or flowers. My inspiration comes from the inherent possibilities in clay processes and the aesthetic developed during my training in the Leach and Japanese tradition. After 20 years of working in ceramics I also qualified as a psychotherapist. I realise that underpinning both of these endeavours is a desire to make complete, to facilitate objects and people to become whole. I now pot in my old wash house, using both wheel thrown and slabbed forms, firing to 1280 degrees centigrade in an oxidising kiln. This high temperature renders the pots extremely durable; oven and dishwasher proof.