I make functional ceramic ware under the name Southsea Mudlark.
I enjoy decorating my work in two distinct styles. My abstract designs reflect the ‘feel’ of living on the South Coast and my figurative works are humorous studies of people. I particularly enjoy exploring surface decoration, texture and pattern by using various tools and multi-layering glazes. While I often work in a series, most of the pieces are one of a kind.
Having previously been a set designer for the BBC, where precision was important, my approach to working with clay is more spontaneous and intuitive.
My studio is one of 30 at Art Space Portsmouth, which is an old church converted into artists’ studios.
I am a member of the Southern Ceramic Group and regularly exhibit my work in regional galleries and at craft events.