I only sell my pots and plants face to face so I can ensure the plants are in tip top condition and looking fabulous. Open Studios is one of a handful of exhibitions I do in the summer along with Art in the Park in Leamington Spa. It is a great opportunity to come to my home and studio settled in Wappenbury Wood and see this years individually designed pots and plants. And get loads of plant care tips and inspiration too!
I came to ceramics while studying fine art at art college a few moons ago. I soon found that clay offered me infinite creative possibilities. Throwing clay on a wheel is my favourite technique and red earthenware is my favourite clay.
I have 2 distinct styles. My ceramic plant pots are high fired, contemporary with a nod to mid-century design. I first started making them because I couldn’t find pots that complimented the succulents I grow. As my plant collection grew so did my designs. My aim was to make small stylish, statement pots for plants that look great in any home or garden.
My distinctive yellow slipware pottery is stylistically and technically completely different. I use a trailed liquid clay to draw on the pots while they are still wet. The action needs to be swift and spontaneous. Inspiration comes from my small farm here in the wood. Chickens, foxes and wild birds take on there own individual character with this technique.
I make the yellow glaze is made from the various dug and refined Warwickshire clays.