I create individually hand-built and hand-thrown earthenware vessels, each decorated using traditional methods. My influences include nature, architecture, history, poetry, culture, optical illusions and psychology. The pieces I create are bold statements and merge the traditional with the contemporary. My design focus is on the surface decoration, the vessel is a canvas for my designs. My designs have 3 important elements; firstly the design needs to be pleasing from a distance. Secondly, my designs are perfectly executed when inspected closely. Finally, each design has a meaning and a message that I convey through my artwork.