“Using earth and fire to create a piece of art intrigues me. There is something very primal about clay. Mankind has used clay to make objects of art and function for thousands of years. By creating my sculptures in this age old medium I feel connected to all those artists and artisans who have proceeded me.
Human emotion is a powerful influence in my art. I like to explore these emotions by the use of facial expression as well as body language. From the time we are infants we start to read and react to the expressions of the people around us. We develop our sense of self from what we see reflected in the faces of others.
As a sculptor, I am continually inspired and challenged by the variety of expressions and features that make each of us unique. My sculptures , from the serious to the whimsical, convey to the viewer a sense of the familiar, portraying emotions and experiences that are common to us all.”