A range of stoneware vessels with heavily textured surfaces, swathed in slip and glaze to create depth and mystery. Finger and tool marks of each making process are an intrinsic part of each pot’s character. Each pot conveys its own spirit and character; its own pulse and heartbeat. Surface marks reflect the journey of exploration and learning in each pot, just as a wrinkle or dimple depicts expression and character in a human face. The impulsive desire we all have to touch, and the inherent emotional need to be touched, underpins the technical, creative and emotional foundations of my work.