01. EUCALYPTUS TREES BOWL

I painted this bowl after an early morning walk in the foothills of the mountain nearby.

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02. ALMOND BLOSSOM

An old gnarled almond tree in the garden suddenly bursts into blossom in early spring - each time it does so I'm sure it is the best show it has ever put on.

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03. DAY'S CATCH BOWLS

These open bowls are individually carved and painted in a unique configuration, depicting the way that a line-fisherman's catch comes in no particular order.

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04. PLEATED BOWLS

These bowls are painted with designs that resemble block-printed cloth. The surface of the bowl is pleated to add to the effect.

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05. PIERCED BOWL

This bowl has hundreds of small holes in it, which are then filled with clear glaze, creating an effect that evokes the way the sea sparkles when one is swimming in the surf. It is also reminiscent of coral that is made up of many individuals, arranged in a seemingly haphazard manner, but in fact arranged according to the strict rules of natural geometry.

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06. GEOMETRIC BOWLS

With this bowl I am exploring the way that geometric patterns become lively and interactive when they are drawn free hand - as they are in rural Africa. The technique I have used to apply the pigments allows for variation of intensity of each colour, further adding to the accidental complexity of what is a very simple design.

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07. BLUE AND WHITE BOWLS

This bowl is inspired by the traditions of West African and Japanese resist-indigo dying. It fascinates me that these cultures, so isolated from one another, both developed similar techniques and design aesthetics, using different species of indigo that grow wild in their areas. Using wax and cobalt oxide, I reinterpret these aesthetics on porcelain.

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08. ABSTRACT BOWL

Here I am using the interaction of colour and shape to portray the way that precise man-made objects - from an electronic circuit board to a large city - have an organic structure.

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09. AMOEBA BOWL

This bowl is inspired by water, specifically the origins of life in it, and the dependence of all life on it. I have carved into both the inside and outside of the bowl to within microns of breaking through, creating fragility which contrasts with the durability and strength of porcelain.

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10. STRIPEY BOWL

This bowl shows the influence of viewing angle and interaction both inside and outside a bowl, creating an infinite amount of variation on one simple bowl with one simple design.

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11. BEAN POD FRUIT BOWL

This is a scaled-up version of a bean pod - to a size where most fruits can be accommodated to replace the beans.

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12. BOWL WITH RED DOTS

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