I am an artist based in Waihi on the edge of the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand.
In 2009 I began a love affair with sculpting clay.
I hand build, delighting in a tactile exploration of the fluid movement I intuitively find there.
The finished work invites touch.
The elemental nature of high-temperature firing a wood kiln is the perfect choice for me. The energy of the flames’ path and that of the firing team combine, always creating a unique result.
I experience such a sense of personal peace working with clay – it is where I belong.
With earth building I look to my surroundings for inspiration and materials.
I delight in practical creativity, and building stories into walls.
Stories of friendship, jokes, laughter, memories.
Special bottles from celebrations. Red clay dug from a roadside ditch with a screwdriver in the rain.
Birdsnests that blocked a chimney becoming beautiful earth-plastered renovations.
Special places and memorable connections. Empowerment.
Playfulness, creativity, fun.