Sculpting and frequently walking in proximity to both moor and sea is an inspiration and a challenge. Often I chance upon impressive rock structures that have been sculpted by wind, weather and sea – rugged, rounded and balanced – and I wonder what more a sculptor has to offer? One is looking at aeons of landscape formation; the timespan of a Ceramicist or Stone Carver’s labour is humbling by comparison, and the end-product ironically strives to be contemporary.
To try to put in words what I do is to go beyond what I absorb from nature: forms evolve, outlines refine, textures are explored. Above all I seek to unlock movement and to defy gravity within my materials. My resulting works stand with a quiet presence addressing the contemplative mode of the viewer.
I am a member of SW sculptors, Westcountry Potters Association and Make SW (Bovey Tracey). I have exhibited widely in sculpture gardens and galleries in the South West.