'These vessels were
made using a white earthenware clay body hand thrown on the potters
wheel and finished in a Cobalt blue crackle glaze, complemented
all over by rich dark speckles of Manganese. When designing this
glaze I was particularly drawn to the surface movement and the
distinctive natural patterns created by the intense heat of the
kiln. These dynamic markings are completely unique to each piece
and produce many interesting variations to the surface composition.
The semi translucent ‘crackle’ nature of this finish
is also much enhanced under strong lighting and reveals many more
wonderful colours. As with much of my work, I have left visible
a few subtle throwing lines and unique markings to show the origins
of being made on the potter’s wheel. The intention here
was to combine the above elements with the shape and form to create
a collection with an overall sense of balance.'