Specialising in birds and animals, I use my background in engineering design to combine other materials with ceramics, with the aim of producing a depiction of movement by the use of metal armatures and wooden stands.  The use of vintage tools and reclaimed timber give added contrast in surface and texture. Alternative surface treatment such as raku glazing, pit firing, burnishing or treating the matt surfaces with oxides and stains also adds to the unpredictability of each piece.