Inspired by my time at I have been exploring some new forms.
Building up scuffed and stained and patinated surfaces.
Developing a new palette of glaze colours and finishes that draw on my experience of the ness.
Playing with happenstance impressions of found objects and textures.
Using drop moulding and composite forms to explore the irregular growth of the cottages with all their sheds and lean-tos.
Echoing the boat rails across the shingle in added ribs on which the finished pieces stand.
It's proving really interesting to work in this new way, developing a whole new creative vocabulary and making each piece a step forward into something new. As I write the kiln is firing up with a second load of new pieces and I'm full of eager anticipation to see how they will turn out and where this journey will take me next. Watch this space!