I collect images, such as the shape of the railing in a hidden doorway in St. Ives or writing on an antique glass bottle. I use my sketchbook to draw and paint these impressions but also as a scrapbook. Feathers, fabric and packaging are glued in next to photos. These photos are fragmented memories of places I've visited, a close up detail of a Greek sign perhaps, or advertising on a French cafe wall.
I decorate a rolled out sheet of clay by using various techniques including painting and printing with coloured slips. The pieces are then put together using paper templates to create the final form - similar to the patterns that my mother used as a dressmaker when I was a child. I am fascinated by collections of objects, from the very small and personal -scent bottles, the mundane - sardine tins, to large architectural forms such as Gaudi buildings.
Some final pieces are purely ornamental but some tell a story.