For Joined + Jointed I’ve made a series of bottle vases in three sizes, finished in J+J colours that I developed exclusively for this collaboration - a teal blue, a warm orange, and a flaxen yellow alongside my stock ivory. They are distinctive as individual pieces or grouped in vibrant colour combinations.
My work is partly inspired by the Italian painter Giorgio Morandi’s still-life paintings of groups of bottles. I want my vessels to have the same sense of being in family groups, similar but not identical.
I became a ceramicist after working in London in the TV industry for many years. I wanted a new direction and studied Ceramics at Wimbledon and Camberwell art schools. My studio is in the Hampshire countryside: I produce all my work there as well as teach pottery to adults and children.”