My practice is inspired by relationships; relationships found between people, to oneself and to our environment. Words such as dependence and empathy as well as relationships to experience have been current themes in my work which I explore through form and surface manipulation. The sculptures are often made in multiples resulting in a silent dialogue between each other. My practice reflects the saying “the process of becoming, rather than a means to an end”.
I believe that there should be an even balance between the language of the material and my impact upon it. I therefore let the clay speak through simple manipulation where there is room for the clay and glaze to speak its own language. An element of play is introduced after the firing where the sculptures are situationally placed with each other to create a silent dialogue and relationship.