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inspired by the old way of printing and applying transfers, making an etching and printing with oxides on to tissue paper and then applying the image on to the bisque-ware. I feel some experiments coming on...

How did you find your style and do you feel it has changed over time?

When I was at art school I looked everywhere for ‘my style’ and it wasn’t until I stopped being self conscious about it and just enjoyed making that a distinct style emerged.

I would say my style at the moment is rustic but contemporary. The glaze colours have changed from using lots of colours to a limited palette of subdued tones. I use glazes which change colour on edges or over texture and contrast this with sharp linear drawings using one flat colour

fired on top. My style is getting simpler and more refined over time.

What’s the most rewarding / frustrating aspect of what you do?

The most rewarding aspect of what I do is selling my ceramics to people who really appreciate them; I have met so many lovely people. Selling directly through my studio, at markets or online through Folksy has been great as I can see people’s reactions and receive feedback online. It is interesting over-hearing people talk to other people about my work as they often have valuable criticism which helps me to develop work in the right direction.

The most frustrating aspect is when I take on too many projects, become too busy to enjoy the process and

feel like I am rushing through the work. Eventually I would like to take on an assistant to help manage the busier times.

What are your tools of the trade, which is your favourite?

I have a Shimpo Whisper potter’s wheel which I am very fond of; it is really quiet but powerful. My kilns are essential pieces of equipment I have and it can be very stressful when they break down. Some of my favourite hand tools are ones I have had for years and sometimes made myself, such as, a wooden and wire tool I made for mitering edges in clay slabs; a very useful little tool.

How do you maintain balance in your life between work and play?

I try to work no more than 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday and most

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