This new range of high quality lighting fuses my love of clay with a life long fascination for the diverse forms that abound in our natural world.
The translucent porcelain captures with extraordinary detail the tracery left by impressed flowers and leaves. Abstract designs, quiet and contemporary when unlit, come alive when illuminated.
Utilising this special combination of qualities I design and make these lights in small batches at my studio on the Welsh borders.
Abstract designs are available all the year around, the plant lights are made in response to the changing seasons: hellebores in the spring, alliums in high summer.
Ideal for domestic interiors, both contemporary and traditional, the lights give a warm and welcoming focal point that will enhance any room.
The turned hardwood bases of the table lamps are the work of local craftsman Paul Caton. Stainless steel components are made in Herefordshire.
All my lights are designed for use with low energy bulbs, comply with current safety standards and are approved by The Lighting Association.
Porcelain (Paper Clay) lighting, designed for low energy use.
I fire in a 12 cu ft gas laser kiln to 1285˚. I currently use 'Southern Ice' porcelain mixed with paper pulp to produce the lights.
Born in 1957.
I studied pottery at Eastbourne College of Art and Design in the 1970ís and went on to work with Jonathon Chiswell Jones at his pottery in Alfriston, East Sussex.
I set up The Eastport Pottery in Lewes in 1979 and for five years produced a large range of domestic stoneware.
Bringing up my family brought about a move to the welsh borders where I have continued to pot , run courses and teach others as time has allowed.
Over the years my work has moved from stoneware to porcelain and I now produce a range of porcelain paperclay lighting from my studio in Lingen.
Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair, November 2007