Clay is me, I am clay; it has endless possibilities, it demands time and it needs nurturing. It brings joy and offers happiness and release. It is quite hard to put into words exactly what it means to me, because it means so very much.
The enjoyment I get from making pots is equal to that of sharing it and seeing others embrace this magnificent medium; how they work with it and create with it. I am honoured to be part of my students own, individual journeys with this wonderful substance. We work together, we create, we discuss and we evolve. How simply magnificent to be part of so many individual adventures.
My own personal adventure with clay has been filled with successes and failures, but it has been one that has allowed me to create different and unique forms and to make incredible glazes. I love to throw pots, but I have to say I spend an insurmountable number of hours conjuring up ways to tweak and alter my every growing, cohort of glazes. Pottery has been quite an obsession for me, for a long time, as you can tell.
There are so many processes involved in making the final pieces and I am always humbled by people who admire and want to own my pots. People tell me that they can’t walk past my pots without picking them up, they bring joy to their lives and to hear this makes my spirits fly for I know I am in the right place, creating the right things.
The series I am currently pursuing is an effort to capture "The colours of Australia", which has seen my hours of glaze testing unfold into an incredible palette of glazes. The picture below, from a recent kiln opening, speaks louder than words.
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