Installed in Samois since 2012, my first workshop dates from 2009 and was at the bottom of the garden of my house in England. After training at the University of Creative Arts in Farnham, I did indeed equip myself and started producing and selling. I am now fortunate to have a workshop where it is good to work and meet, in a village of character between the forest and the Seine, 1 hour south of Paris.
My favorite tool is the potter's wheel but I also work with the plate for the creation of houses for example. The cooking is done in an electric oven and in mono-cooking when possible.
Drawn to developing functional and unique ceramic pieces, I am guided in part by the idea and pleasure of creating beautiful objects for use in our daily lives. I also create a line of decorative pieces in connection to the house. My creations encourage people to reach out and feel their crafted surfaces, either soft, covered with smooth glazes or decisively rough.
The work around the theme of the house reflects both the sense of connection we feel for our home and land, but also our curiosity for unknown places and countries. A house is a place that is dear to all and each individual will transform and adapt the space to claim ownership, to make it ‘hygge’, as described so accurately by the Scandinavians. The home is a reflection of the self.