Large raku fired bowl with Kuba symbols Large raku fired bowl with Kuba symbols Round Kuba bowl Round Kuba bowl Brown shell pot Group of shell bowls Group of shell bowls Mask bowl Pair of 'dot' bowls Detail of 'dot' bowl Detail of Kuba bowl 'Nut' bowl Pair of bowls

I am inspired by tribal art, which has developed an appreciation of the power of simplicity.

I am also interested in the visceral connection between nature, tribal art and fire.

The masks and figures of different cultures have informed and broadened my interest in and understanding of both beauty and craftsmanship, of contrast and opposites, darkness and light.

Recent work is concerned with exploring the figure in the abstract and objects decorated with geometric symbols and rhythmic patterns present in African textiles.

Below are images of work, past and present. To view a larger image please click on the thumbnail.