“Quality workmanship, attention to detail and a sense of humour are at the core of all my work. The pieces I make are inspired by events or everyday experiences that make me think, smile and laugh. I have always loved stories and in my sculptures, I like to evoke the feeling that there is a story it is trying to tell, whether real or imagined. Seeing people laugh at my work or hearing how it has made them feel when seeing it is really gratifying both to me and to that person. I also love hearing what they think it means or what they see and how it can be so different from what I intended it to be.
Having interesting surfaces on my sculptures is really important to me and I have studied and played with this extensively over the years. I enjoy layering textures and glazes and using different techniques to give depth to the surface along with patterns and colours. I use a combination of my own glazes and slips as well as commercial ones to achieve the look and feel desired. I am drawn to making whimsical, colourful things full of patterns, textures and flowers, there can never be enough.”