The beautiful Lumsdale valley in Derbyshire provides endless source material and inspiration for my open vessel forms. From the underground geological formations that shape the land to the trees above with their exposed roots and canopy of leaves; all are readily available for study and can be evidenced, often in a subtle way, through the building method, materials chosen and shape of my vessel forms.

These vessels can be used solely for decoration or, if glazed inside, for flowers and foliage. They are built in layers of different clays interspersed with coloured porcelain. The differing width bands of material echo the asymmetry of rocks, earth and trees; the choice of colours and tones suggest seasonal variations to the landscape.