Ash Trees with Deer

Though now living in Bristol, the source of my work is essentially rural and is to be found in the West Country and Wales. The effect of sunlight on forms and landscapes continually delights me, particularly the way it brings out the richness of colour and contrast. All the paintings are in oils, the larger ones being built up from oil sketches made on the spot.

I have a small collection of dried seed-heads and pods which provide an endless source of forms suitable for adapting into ceramics. The more one studies them, the more inspirational they seem. The ceramics are all stone-ware, and most of the glaze effects are from reduction firing in a gas kiln.