I am a chemist with a love of ceramic form, fastenings and light. I make unique, individual, hand built ceramic pieces using a range of clay bodies. Some of my pieces are fastened together using a variety of closures including buttons, ribbon, safety pins, zips and bolts. I concentrate on cylinders and stretch them to give a range of shapes and forms. I love giving my work an industrial feel using recycled metal pieces and bolts. I use glazes, oxides and patterning to transform the clay giving it the appearance of other materials or to enhance the beauty of the piece. Some of my vases are torn open to expose the beauty of the clay. My lights range from small castles and lighthouse that are candle holders to electric lights that throw out amazing patterns of light and shadow.