Every object I create is driven by a love of subtle and sensual forms and a passion for design and making. I enjoy the tactility of clay both during the making process and after firing and I hope this comes across in my work.
People are often drawn in by the shape and colour of my pieces then continue to explore and discover them the longer they hold them for. The contrast between a matt and glossy glaze might encourage you to explore the surface, or the form might make you hold a cup in a particular way. Similarly, the dent in the Everyday range allows the person holding it to get a sense of the softness of the clay just after the shape is thrown on the wheel. I love the thought that the material properties of an object can connect the designer or maker’s experience to that of the person using it.
I work mainly from my studio in North London but also design and model some work to be produced in small factories in Stoke on Trent. Whether made by me or other skilled crafts people in England, the design ethos is the same, attention to detail, tactility and craftsmanship.
I love a design brief and a ‘ceramic challenge’ and have collaborated with some of the most high-end shops and restaurants around the world.
Clients include The Conran Shop, Hakkasan, Yauatcha and the new Ling Ling restaurants, Sketch, The Store x Soho House Berlin, Bensimon Home, The Design Museum shop, Maud and Mabel, The Harley Gallery and Sally Bourne Interiors.