I have a lovely self-contained studio at the bottom of my garden. Here I spend long hours engrossed in my passion! Making some of the items can be time-consuming, and it is always a mixture of excitement and nervousness opening the kiln; the fact that clay and glazes don’t always turn out as you expect makes the work exciting – sometimes it can be disappointing but mostly there is a tremendous sense of satisfaction seeing my work finished. The clay starts completely blank, able to be formed into any shape, but progresses in steps to a finished item which is changeless.
Often my studio is crammed with plants from the fields, waiting to be urgently pressed into clay, the sun streaming through the rooflights and the open doors letting in the sounds of the birds in my garden; bliss!