180 THE STRAND
LONDON WC2R 1EA
"I love being in my studio, where no two days are the same. Some days I’m fuzzy and the perfect place to sit and meditate and make. When you’re making a pot, plate or piece of sculpture, there is nowhere else you’re allowed to be but in that moment, on the wheel, working with your hands – it’s mindful and mindless bliss."
"I am probably most fruitful when I walk into the studio with a plan, start with glazing, then wheel time, then a clean-up. The journey home from the studio, covered in dust is when I try and visualise the next day’s progress and the anticipation of exposing the contents of tomorrow’s kiln begins."
I love to work on the wheel and to hand build clay. The process of hand - building is slower and requires more patience; it is easier to plan what you’re going to build when coiling. The wheel is a speedier process, less sympathetic and more instinctive. I often try to draw beforehand what I then build, but it rarely looks the same as the finished product!"