The inspiration for my  work stems from  traditions of folklore, fairy stories and nursery rhymes, alongside a life long fascination with animals.

I am drawing on an imagination which has been shaped by treasured tales and imagery which I have translated into stoneware sculptures.

Clay is such a wonderfully expressive material and lends itself to exploring emotional connections with storytelling. 

My material choice of clay as a medium is an extension of my drawing and illustrating practice; one informs the other. My fingers draw and shape the clay to represent fluid forms based on anatomically correct studies, though creativity enhances and exaggerates detail in the work.