I also make a range of sculptural vessels and functional ceramics incorporating tactile organic forms. I particularly enjoy creating texture with my hands by rhythmically pinching or gauging the surface of my pots. My work fuses foliage and texture inspired by the sea and patterns found in nature. I use stoneware and terracotta clay, glazing with vivid turquoises and greens. I am also inspired by my experiences as an anthropologist and draw a lot of influence from traditional pottery from Africa and South America, which can be seen in my use of contrasting pattern and detail.