New avenues for sculptural work give focus to the language & essence of the clay material. This direction gives less importance to creating and designing a stylised form and more on what the clay material can achieve through manipulation. By exploring the receptive nature of clay, the cavities and voids pertaining to the emotional self are made visible.
Through contact with the rugged Dartmoor & West Yorkshire landscapes, obscure rock formations of South India and bleak remote Shetland Isles, a language has been developed that reflects the ephemeral nature of the makers emotional world.
As an artist known for working with clay and acrylic, explorations with welded steel and mixed media in recent years have given way to the renewal of the life of selected cast off materials such as slate and lead.
The unique work attracts major interest and many pieces now belong in private collections around the world.