"The electric energy which motivates us is not within our bodies at all. It is a part of the universal supply which flows through us from the Universal Source with an intensity created only by our desires and our will."

Walter Russel

The earth element has always formed part of my creative life in some form or another. In my Architectural practice clay represented in the form of fired bricks & unfired bricks in restoring historical buildings, clay pavers in hard landscaping, rammed earth and adobe techniques in alternative building methods and fertile earth and sand in soft landscaping projects. Working with clay directly in my hands, forming and shaping it, being in charge of the firing methods and mark making, have afforded me a freedom of creativity on a level that I did not expect. My connection to nature is and has always been part of who I am, how I structure my life and the decisions I make around that. Combining the elements of nature, earth, fire, water, and air in an alchemical way then finds an expression in energy or spirit.

My work at the moment is about contrasting simplicity of from, with the unpredictability of the organic signature of obvara, smoke firing and raku. The possibilities are endless…

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