I’m inspired by the history, people and geology of south Wales. The layers of coal, ironstone and clay which fueled the industrial revolution show the power of nature. I use the layers, the geological pressures, as well as the voids created by extraction within my work as a metaphor for the way that history and memories are buried and distorted with time and distance.
Porcelain allows me to explore the hidden. The geological layers are built within blocks of clay, in a loose Nerikomi fashion before being sliced and rolled – hiding the oxide layers within the thinnest of walls.