In the studio.
Image courtesy 'Home and Antiques' magazine July 2102.
I am presently producing a range of ceramics inspired primarily by bird form and movement.
I begin my work by drawing quick sketches from nature to capture a striking form I then refine these drawings into a
design on paper, trying not to lose the initial expressive action which rough sketches can capture
Once designed I sculpt the form out of a solid block of plaster before casting it in ceramic.
It is important that the work lifts the spirit. I try to make work which is beautiful to see and to touch.
I studied ceramics for six years gaining both a BA and an MA degree and then lectured for five years at Camberwell College of Arts whilst establishing myself as a studio potter.
I now concentrate all my energy into designing and producing my own ceramics.
My designs are collected worldwide and I have examples of my work in major museums across the UK.
My studio is a reclaimed brick and pantile purpose built building. Originally a piggery and part of Holme Farm and situated next to the house.
I share this with my wife, artist and sculptor Nichola Theakston.
We look out over the river Trent to one side and open farmland towards Laughton woods on the other.
Homes and Antiques article July 2012.