I make playful and intriguing ceramic objects that explore my interest in cultural history. My work captures the stories and patina of our past. Inspiration comes from everyday visual elements that are familiar but ignored, from derelict shop signage to kitsch mementoes.
Ceramic is my primary medium, but my fascination with materials and process has led to the use of different, but complementary media, including shagreen – a ground and polished fish skin that can be seen on many 17th century museum pieces.
I am drawn to our sense of place and the familiar sights that surround us. A narrative is conjured around slip cast ceramic representations of isolated objects, which I carefully select through routes of inquiry and sourcing. These three dimensional compositions celebrate nostalgic importance and play with our perceptions of the mundane, while my fascination with the idea of collections is reflected in my use of multiples.