I trained in Ceramics at Goldsmiths College, London 1981-84. My work is handbuilt, sculptural in form but all vessels hold water. Inspiration for the surface decoration is distilled from a process that begins with photographs taken whilst travelling: rock formations, beach debris, horizons, buildings and their surfaces, museum artefacts. Surfaces are an interplay of incised lines on vessels that have been textured, built up, impressed or distorted. Colour comes from metal oxides mixed into clay and glazes. I have exhibited and accepted commissions worldwide, and
worked with interior designers. In the 1990s I collaborated with the Conran Shop to design and make ranges of vases and lampbases.