37 Parkholme Road, E8 3AG
I make wheelthrown porcelain ceramics with an aesthetic influenced by mid-twentieth century modernist design. My work is characterised by simple modern forms with minimal geometrical decorative detail. I’m aiming for a pared-down functional elegance, with space for the quirks and idiosyncrasies of the handmade. Above all, I want my pieces to be a joy to use in everyday domestic routines.
The rest of the time I’m an inner London GP and father of three. In 2013 I took a pottery beginners’ course with the brilliant Stuart Carey and became one of the first members of Turning Earth open access studio in East London. I started off spending a few hours a week making pots as a midlife hobby, quickly discovering great personal rewards in the process, the product and the community of potters, both local and virtual.
Since then, making ceramics has figured increasingly prominently in my life, until in late 2019 I set up my own studio in my home in Hackney, reducing my working week to 3 days. I’m interested in the pursuit of a sustainable work-life balance and the ways in which creativity can contribute to wellbeing, particularly for the middle-aged hobbyist! I find the making process profoundly absorbing and enriching and hope this comes across in my work.