I work in my Burwash studio in East Sussex using various materials including stoneware
and earthenware clays.
I make stylised ceramic animals and I smoke fire them or use the traditional Raku
method. Raku is a traditional Japanese technique of glaze firing linked to the Tea
Ceremony. It involves removing the glazed sculpture from the kiln when the glaze
is molten. It is then put in a reduction chamber and covered with sawdust. The
smoke penetrates the clay creating the black crackle. Alternatively I smoke fire
the sculptures to create unique colours and designs.