This was my first love. I crave the calming influence of pottery. There is something very meditative about what I do, it is so therapeutic, the way the wheel spins, pulling up the clay and making something fun and beautiful out of a natural product. I love the thought that I am using all of the main elements to create with clay, (clay from the earth, water to lubricate, air to dry the clay, fire to fire the clay). There is a real sense of achievement making something out of such a basic material.
I work in stoneware therefore all of my items are fired up to about 1200°c and therefore can be put in the freezer, fridge, dishwasher, microwave and oven. The garden items I make can be enjoyed all year around as they will withstand frosty nights and snowy days.