Since moving to New Zealand I have been fascinated with the Native and Australasian plants so unique to this part of the world. Inparticular the seedpods from the trees and shrubs. The Tui Tree (Banksia) and Manuka (yummy honey too!) are my favourite closely followed by the Native Kowhai and Kawa kawa- all which leave wonderful impressions in the clay. My work clearly and boldly illustrates the beauty found so simply in nature all around us.
I have created Ceramic buttons, both functional and decorative, for many years now, firstly when living in India, using Wooden Block prints with their intricate relief and now, living here in NZ, I can't go for a walk on the the beach or the bush without bringing back precious treasures I've found along the way.