“I employ mainly handbuilding methods in my ceramic process as it gives me greater flexibility in producing my work. Colour and texture are very important; I enjoy both experimenting with and incorporating them into my work. The use of mixed media in my ceramic process is an ongoing and fascinating challenge. I use a combination of decals, wire and other materials as a means of expression.

While travelling in Asia I was inspired by the courage and determination of people who, despite living in appalling conditions, managed to create shelter from the detritus of society. I have explored both aesthetic and social issues of home, space and poverty within my creative practice.”