• Adele Retter

    Adele Retter

  • Amy McCarthy

    Amy McCarthy

  • Anna Grayson

    Anna Grayson

  • Becky Nuttall

    Becky Nuttall

  • David Webb

    David Webb

  • Denise Orchard

    Denise Orchard

  • Des Maxwell Clark

    Des Maxwell Clark

  • Elisabeth Hadley

    Elisabeth Hadley

  • FG Davis

    FG Davis

  • Gilly Pitman

    Gilly Pitman

  • Jackie Wills

    Jackie Wills

  • Jenni Pentecost

    Jenni Pentecost

  • Karen McCammon

    Karen McCammon

  • Kim Freeman

    Kim Freeman

  • Lisa Class

    Lisa Class

  • Lisa Richards

    Lisa Richards

  • Loopy - Lisa Smith

    Loopy - Lisa Smith

  • Lorraine Gilroy

    Lorraine Gilroy

  • Margie White

    Margie White

  • Mei Lim

    Mei Lim

  • Miranda Garner

    Miranda Garner

  • Peter Stride

    Peter Stride

  • Pippa Todd

    Pippa Todd

  • Rachael Bennett

    Rachael Bennett

  • Ronald Dodd

    Ronald Dodd

  • Rosamund Woodhead

    Rosamund Woodhead

  • Sandra Lissenden

    Sandra Lissenden

  • Sashko Vranchovski

    Sashko Vranchovski

  • Vera Stride

    Vera Stride

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I use Scarva clay to develop vases and dishes which are finished in a more sculptural organic way. Influences are wideranging, including ancient Chinese bronzes, the sweeping strokes of Eastern calligraphy and the immediacy of Australian aboriginal expressive colours, from some of my travels abroad. Modern influences include the work of Hans Coper, Lucie Rie, Colin Pearson and Barbara Hepworth.

My base pots are thrown on the wheel and I am fascinated by the metamorphosis of clay; torn, ripped, combed and changed resulting from freedom of handling when drawing directly on clay surfaces used as a tactile canvas. This direct `truth to material’ approach has always been important, in knowing what marks to make and when I consider a pot to be finished. I use stoneware or porcelain and glazes/lustres depending on the needs of the work and its underlying theme.

My ceramics are in private collections in Japan, the United States, Hungary, the United Kingdom and Ireland. I exhibit around the Southwest as part of the Westcountry Potters Association www.westcountrypotters.co.uk . My work is available at Artizan Gallery, Torquay and I enjoy summer raku work as an Associate Member of Flameworks www.flameworks.org . I enjoy commissions and making pots in series.

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