My pots reflect the spontaneity of the slipware tradition of decoration, with coloured clays on semi-dry pots. Using terracotta clay and white slip, colours are applied in different ways, with brushes, sponges and trailers, gradually building bold patterns around the pots for a loose abstract effect. I love to explore colour and form around my pots. My thrown forms have an element of the oriental about them, this gives me a canvas on which to decorate. This I would call using the tradition of the past to bring the freshness to the present.