You can engage with a drinking vessel much more closely than with any other art form. (How often have you held and stroked a painting, or felt a sculpture with your lips?!)
I love developing glazes. I'm intrigued by how they interact with the clay and each other to create infinitely variable visual and tactile effects.
From time to time I also enjoy hand building more abstract, sculptural forms, where the glazes can be allowed a freer rein.
Alongside my own creative practice, I work with individuals and groups of all ages and backgrounds, many with mental health problems.
Working in clay gives me a sense of peace, focus and achievement, and by sharing these benefits I hope to contribute to other people's well-being.