Ocean Inspired Ceramic Artwork
Art is my life, and it is the only one I want to live.
I started taking pottery classes at a local community arts centre, and this quickly became one of my many forms of expression. I consider myself a "self taught" artist because I am not formally trained in ceramics, photography or painting, though I have had many wonderful teachers along the way.
When I began working with clay my main goal at the start was to throw the biggest bowl possible. That is the wonder of clay, once I threw my 1,000 bowls, extruded dozens of casseroles, made literally 100's of slab plates (with very rude words!) I had enough of 'production work' so I went a completely different direction and found my joy!
For the last few years I have been exploring many different styles and forms but what has remained consistent is my focus on the whimsical.
My love of the ocean plays a large part in my inspiration and my recent projects reflect that passion.