How did you begin your journey into pottery?
I first tried hand-building at university as part of my course in 3D Design at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. I developed more of a passion for it at evening classes, using the wheels at uni after classes had finished to improve my skills. A pottery trip to Denmark with a few friends was when I realised I wanted to this forever – that was my pottery epiphany. Since then, pottery has become a creative outlet for me – it’s so immediate and you can mould something very quickly into the shapes you have in your head.
What inspires you as an artist?
I am inspired by the possibility of self-expression through what I am making, and also a connection with the planet and home, which is why I like experimenting with natural materials – I find that very grounding and mindful. I really like clean lines and forms, and I would also say that my work is cartoonish and playful.
What's next for you?
I am spending more time in my studio, which is really nice. I am making a lot more of what I want to make, rather than what I am expected to make. I have also been doing some experiments with different rocks, picking them up from when I am around and about exploring.
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