Artist profile

I find enamelling incredibly satisfying. I love how it can be at once incredibly unpredictable, yet also an art form that with time and experience you can learn its patterns and tricks - how temperatures play a huge part, how depths of enamel change the outcome and how one method can interact with another. Sometimes I feel like an alchemist and other times I am totally at its mercy unable to predict what the kiln will bring me.

My inspirations are broad although many come from the natural world. I often pick up leaves, stones or photograph flowers for their colours and textures, other times it comes from animals, taking photos of snakes for their patterned bodies, but I'm always on the look-out for anything that provides a new combination of colour and texture.