“The beauty of the natural world never fails to inspire me and I feel most alive when exploring outdoors. I particularly love birds and I find myself constantly distracted by them, be it by sight or song.
I often feel as though I was born in the wrong era and I have more collections of items and ephemera from bygone times, than I have space. The beautiful illustrations and forgotten language in my collection of old bird books, for example, is always a source of inspiration and has played a big role in the direction of my most recent work.
My collection of ceramic tableware and bud vases, inspired by British bird’s eggs, consists of different hand-painted speckle patterns and colourways, such as: ‘Guillemot’, ‘Goldfinch’, ‘Bullfinch’ and ‘Jackdaw’. Continuing the natural theme, my incised slip-ware ceramic wall platters and mixed media paintings celebrate the fauna, flora and seasons of the British countryside.”