My work is mainly ceramic, yet textile in origin. Using both traditional and digital techniques I decorate the surface of my handmade tiles with a combination of my own drawings, textile samples, found papers and glazes, often adding wire, fabric or thread to my work, for a contrast in surface texture.
I live near Wirksworth, where the stunning views inspire me on a daily basis. I often use the local landscape as a starting point, sometimes combining or contrasting it with my own emotional and abstract responses to everyday experiences. My most recent landscapes are larger and more ambitious in scale and format. I have also recently attempted large ceramic versions of my ‘Hearts and Flowers’ textiles to be displayed on the wall like a large disquieting plate collection.