My porcelain landscapes and figures are influenced by the environment in which I live, personal events and experiences, and by the nature of the porcelain itself. I am concerned with how humour and sentimentality have been used historically in ceramics, and aim to infuse emotion into each piece.
Although the work illustrates a personal journey, it appeals to a much wider audience who can identify with the sentiments. Each element or symbol has a history or meaning and my makers mark, the shape of a key, can be found somewhere on each piece. Imagery and themes are reworked and revisited but no piece is repeated. The last piece informs the next, and my work evolves as a continuous visual diary.
A sense of ambiguity is important, and I feel most satisfaction when someone is able to bring their own interpretation to the work.