I create ceramics whose elegant shapes serve as a canvas for abstract surface design. I seek to push the transformative limits of clay by intentionally distorting the symmetry of my thrown pieces, creating an undulating wave. I add depth and movement by layering contrasting glazes onto the surface. As the glazes flow and meld in the heat of the kiln, my designs take form, reminiscent of the ever-shifting shorelines where land meets the sea. My recent work, during COVID 19, is inspired by trees, especially by their outer layer of protective bark, and employs the techniques of making moulds and of handbuilding pieces. I try to capture the lively irregular shapes of living wood and the rough, textured surfaces that nature creates. As with my other work, my intention is always to intrigue and to have the viewer feel the urge to reach out, touch and hold.