I have a background in Industrial Design, Fine Art (Gold & Silversmithing) and Multimedia.
Japanese culture and aesthetics are a major influence on my work. Wabi sabi, the Japanese aesthetic evolved from Zen Buddhism, not only accepts but embraces the transience and natural flaws of materials. I love to investigate the relationship between elements of error, chance, anthropomorphism and humour. Traditionally, errors are discarded or covered up but I like to challenge this aesthetic by highlighting and exaggerating them.
I am keen to explore and push the nature of clay. I like to set up a framework of playing with the material that allows for an element of chance and serendipity to enter.