My figurative work is forever evolving in form and texture, drawing influences from Rodin to Beryl Cook - the question is, 'what is the ideal female form? ' Across cultural history this varies considerably and my work reflects this, as in my large goddess figures, influenced by the architecture of ancient Hindu temples.
My slip-cast torsos are an on-going project, where I enjoy experimenting with different clays, glazes and alternative firing techniques. Smoke-firing is carried out in my back garden and the reaction of fire, wind and smoke affecting the clay surface produces interesting, subtle variations - the surface of each piece being unique in its own right.
Presently I am working on sitting female nudes decorated in henna designs and I am also experimenting with monoprinting figures onto clay.
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