Inspiration comes from decorative architectural features such as plaster ceilings, wrought iron and carved stone. I enjoy the grand gesture present in large scale relief, the drama of deep shadow, the dialogue between space, structure & ornament. Changing light conditions of bright sunlight, a dull day, dusk or artificial light can affect the contrast and way a structure is perceived.  

The making process influences the outcome; the connection with raw material is intrinsic to the shapes & marks made. Clay pieces are made & marked with tools as the potter's wheel rotates until a variety of shapes in different sizes are amassed. More clay is manipulated by hand, then assembly begins, by adding & securing each piece whilst paying attention to the physical & aesthetic sense of balance. As the work evolves decisions are made regarding the composition from every angle until the work is complete.