My main interest in ceramics is the research of glazes and their application on a large surface of thrown porcelain. I am fascinated to experiment with different ingredients and materials to find new colours and textures. The main inspiration comes from the family of oriental glazes called ‘Oil Spot Glazes’. I throw classic and simple shapes, intensively pursuing a well balanced and proportioned volume with a very special interest on the large ceramic vessels due to their statement and cultural connotations intrinsically attached to the history of humanity that the shape of the vessel possesses.
"...it is too simple to say the pieces are tactile. It is more that something deep inside draws you to reach out and touch the surfaces before your conscious mind engages.
Once you touch the glaze and allow the sensation to permeate through your fingertips, your eyes then take over and attempt to absorb the detail in texture and colour. What is remarkable is that this happens time and time again. A feast for the senses!"
Fiona Rogers, Chimpanzee Photographer.