I’ve always enjoyed the organic connection between taking clay from the ground and creating something permanent with it. There’s an intensity about the process which is probably why I get absorbed and sometimes forget to leave the studio to eat when engrossed. I particularly enjoy early evenings in the studio when the hustle and bustle of the day is over – it’s my favourite time.
I get a huge amount of pleasure from people liking and using my pots, especially outdoors. Add to this the satisfaction of seeing other people develop a love of clay and ceramics for themselves and you can see why the Pinfold Pottery business has developed as it has in recent years.
My studio near Penrith is where I design, make and pack up my pots and where I experiment with new ideas and techniques. It tends to be quite a solo pursuit but there’s always background music – either birdsong outside or my clay-covered radio inside. I also enjoy sharing my skills and seeing other people catch the pottery bug so that aspect of my work is developing with activities in local schools and a programme of occasional adult workshops.
If you’d like to talk about a workshop or a scupture piece for your garden or maybe a personalised set of pottery plant labels, I’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch.