Do you remember your first experience with clay?
The first time I worked with clay I was about 12. I remember the night before the class I couldn’t sleep, I was so excited. I loved the feel of the clay and learning about the technical things like firing. My first pieces were ugly but I was in love!
What is special about making for you?
Well I have ADHD and I find my attention can be very scattered but when I am hands on with materials, I find I get absorbed into the process. My focus is there, I can filter my inspirations and experiences into the pieces, bringing them to life.
How do you start a piece?
I am always working away in my brain, I think you would have to live inside my head to fully understand but even playing with my food I think about the shapes, colours, rearranging them. I draw a lot but it’s not a plan just ideas, it is hard to explain in words which is why I make!
What is a memorable experience in your career?
I travel a lot which gives me many ideas to sustain my practice. I have been part of some really amazing ceramic residencies, I think the best was Japan. The culture and craftsmanship speak to me; and there are some really exciting modern artists there.