My pieces are handcrafted by me from start to finish. I love the process of throwing on the wheel and then the cathartic step of trimming a piece to articulate its final shape. I then use slips and underglazes to add a carving surface where I explore contrast and design. After the first firing (bisque), I wax over the carved surfaces and allow for the matt tones of the slips to contrast with the shiny glazed surfaces.
The Gatineau Hills
Where I live inspires my work. The river, the hills, the white pines. They all play a part in my work.
During the first months of our dreary lockdown, I was inspired to create a riot of joy by coating my pots in joyful colours and decorating them with flowers of all kinds.
Farms and Food
Wakefield is surrounded by marvellous farms and farmers. I am so inspired by the glorious veggies we are able to buy locally. Somehow this delight migrated onto the surfaces of my pots.