I have been a maker of functional pottery since 1968, and have come to realise that I am inspired primarily by the food that goes into the pots!
In my making I use a diversity of techniques that include dipping, pouring and trailing pure clay slips with scraffito and roulette decoration on to a very fine ball clay based body. I really do believe in using very simple materials and allowing the natural process of saltglaze to enhance the work. In recent years, I have been experimenting with three dimensional fish rimmed dishes and as complex as they are to make, I still dream of them being used for food.
I live and work in a beautiful Cotswold stone village of Conderton and the pottery is surrounded by an old orchard that is typical of this area. In spring there is a truly spectacular show of blossom, the summer yields a crop of old varieties of plums, damsons, and greengages and autumn provides pears and apples for food and drink. With such abundance who could resist making pots for them all.
Address: Conderton Pottery The Old forge Conderton Nr Tewkesbury Glos GL20 7PP
Telephone: 01386 725387