My twin loves are of natural and ancient history and after 30 years as a ceramicist I am now moving into foundry bronze. This harder, resilient material liberates the form from gravity, widening my creative horizons. Exploring the chemistry of patination, I can also achieve all the colour possibilities previously only available in ceramics. By being life sized my birds help the viewer to appreciate the scale and presence of the real animal. I’m a member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen.