‘Martha’s Grandad’ started when drawing and making clay work with my young daughter Martha. Collecting flowers on our walks and learning the names of the garden birds with Grandad began this series of ceramic work that are all individually handcrafted.
Based in the beautiful coastal town of Conwy in North Wales and within walking distance of the castle and picturesque quay, Martha's Grandad studio is set in a stone outbuilding in the backyard of my home... where Martha has the freedom to be creative too!
The coastal paths and country walks have been a continuous source of inspiration whether being the flowers and grasses found along hedgeways with the buzzing of bumble bees or the various garden birds flying in and out of birdhouses. The combination of surface techniques to enhance a piece of ceramic is the focal point of my work. The pieces incorporate slip, stains, glaze and lustre with the emphasis on complementing the pureness of the porcelain material.
Inspiration for the pieces are all associated with family memories and experiences...