Inspiration for me comes in many ways, from observing landscapes, nature and man made objects. I try to incorporate the patterns and textures that I encounter each day into my pots. Trial and error definitely comes into developing new ideas.
Tell us a bit about your process.
A design starts as an idea or sketch but usually develops through the making process. Sometimes an idea can emerge accidentally while working on the wheel, A design usually improves overtime through subtle changes.
You have a beautiful garden, what are some of your favourite plants + why?
I enjoy the garden, it is an ideal place to get inspiration and is a great place to work. I have many different Bromeliads, they produce interesting flowers and the different leaf shapes produce an overall look I like. These plants are tolerant of sometimes neglectful owners. The lemon scented tea tree helps attract a surprising large number of birds for a built up Eastern suburbs area.
Tell us about the ceramic planters you have made for us.
One of the planter pots I make includes a saucer which is an important part of the overall design. The saucer for an indoor plant is a practical necessity. The decoration so far is a subtle carved line along the circumference of the pot, I feel that the plant should have the centre of attention. I plan to develop some new glazes and introduce new colour combinations to the planters over time.