I have been an amateur potter for 20 years, now retired I have time to make what I want and am pleased that others can enjoy my work.
As a maker I love…The way the clay flows in your hands when throwing.
The challenges of new forms.
The excitement and anticipation before you crack open the kiln.
The pleasure of a copper gleam revealed when the carbon is scrubbed off a raku piece.
Holding a finished piece of your own work knowing you have caused soft shapeless clay to be metamorphosed into a permanent form that can last millennia.