I work closely with nature reflecting a sense of place through mark-making and enamelling using steel pipes as a canvas for the landscapes I create.
The Japanese aesthetic of ¶wabi-sabi¶, finding beauty in the natural ageing process and the imperfections bestowed by nature influences my work. I get a lot of inspiration from the shore; pebbles, rocks and washed up driftwood.
Sustainability and recycling are important to me and I find the process of turning scrap into art very creatively satisfying.
I work mainly with metal and vitreous enamel but I also like to experiment with other materials. Walking, nature and mark-making in response to sounds out in the open, form part of the meditative process which is reflected in the finished vessels.
I like to push the boundaries and experiment with both concept and materials and would like to get more involved with other artists and makers.
A networking group of 60 artists, living in and around Oswestry, UK