Wild Clay

I rent a small studio on the edge of Dartmoor in the National Park. Here I create my sculptures. The place is in the middle of nowhere in the Teighn valley, surrounded by woodlands, countless birds, the river Teign and a lake nearby. I find a lot of inspiration roaming my surroundings, where I find space to reflect and gather new ideas. I recently discovered two sources of clay by the river, right next to each other. One is rich in iron, the other looks grey. I am running several experiments at the moment using the two clays in their pure form, and mixed with my studio clay. My hope is to end up with a dark red clay which is able to fire up to stoneware temperature. I love the idea to make use of these local materials. they bring a whole new dimension to my work.