My main aim is that the work should not compete with the landscape, but evolve within the environment. With this in mind I have introduced other minerals into the Raku ceramic surface such as iron and copper. With the elements of time and erosion, the individual piece takes on its own developing surface.
Tactile vessels and wall hangings in stoneware paperclay and porcelain whose surfaces are an integral part of the final intention.
Hand painted slipware. Shapes including lamps, platters, mugs and jugs, are decorated in a wide variety of Nature inspired designs.
Rob's process is unpredictable, handling pieces whilst they are still red hot to impart a one of a kind finish.
Individual work in porcelain; ideas derived from observations of the sea. Also a small range of domestic stoneware.
Underglaze blue porcelain bowls, dishes, vases, boxes, jugs and mugs, some enamelled, hand-painted with birds, animals and sea creatures.
Manipulating soft clay on a revolving wheel and feeling the material respond to the merest touch is like setting out on an exciting journey for me. The dialogue that goes on between the maker and the clay is carried out through the use of the pots.
Modelling spontaneously with slabs and coils, each piece is unique, expressing an underlying sense of warmth and humanity.