ALL FIRED UP
TRANSLUCENT AND INSPIRED BY NATURE
"I make porcelain dinnerware, mostly thrown.
I love doing it and am constantly inspired to improve my work. I love the challenge of making well designed, functional ware which is translucent and not warped.
I’m inspired by the use of the pots, for making or serving that perfect dish, for sharing with friends and family. For me, that’s what it’s all about; meals with loved ones as well as taking time and care for meals alone.
I love making dishes for specific foods and I like my dinnerware to stack well and sometimes to invert and be multifunctional. Since college days, I’ve been inspired by plates which serve as lids, so that bowls and cups can be covered, and lids can work as bowls.
In decorating my work, I'm inspired by nature, travel, landscapes and seascapes. Notable inspirations have come from my visits to the Seychelles and Peru, as well as visiting my children in Cape Town. When I’m missing them most, I often paint…
I love developing new functional shapes and styles of decoration and I enjoy using my porcelain every day, and constantly criticize and evaluate and refine or redesign."