My work is about the clay: its pliable, immediate qualities. Like a photograph capturing a ‘frozen moment’, this material when fired fixes forever a gesture, an impression. I work in both porcelain and (separately) heavily grogged stoneware, colouring the clay with body stains and oxides. Parian porcelain is extremely receptive to the slightest indentation and pressure of the hand. I enjoy subverting its historic connotations of delicacy and fragility by working with solid forms. In pushing the material to its limits my wish is to explore three dimensional shapes while retaining a real sense of the qualities of clay.