This web site illustrates the development of my figurative ideas over thirty years. The most recent work is the smoke fired work that depicts tango dancers. The figures are constructed in earthstone clay, intuitively using slab built and coiling techniques. The work conveys my interest in movement, clothing, humour, proportion and body language.
The heads are some ideas developed after visiting Porthleven in Cornwall, and watching local people take part in a hat competition during Lido Day. Watching everyone have so much fun with something as simple as a bucket and seagull feather as a hat, was a subject I just had to develop further.
Other artists' work that has played a large roll in influencing my own work, includes work by makers such as Philip Eglin, Claire Curneen, and Mo Jupp. Also I’d like to thank makers I have been fortunate to work with over the years for their patience and professional guidance, just a few include John Pollex , Colin Pearson, David White, Jane Perryman, Pam Salter , David Jones and Chris Hawkins .