For some time now my work has reflected the enjoyment I have of my Ontario surroundings, whether that be the back yard or the hiking trail. Following in the family traditions of camping, hiking and gardening, inspiration has come from local flora and fauna and features prominently on my work, bugs and blooms in particular. Recently a friend introduced me to many of the orchid species that grow here in Ontario. They’re not always easy to find but there is quite a variety out there. So I have added these to my bank of inspiration along with some common weeds and some of the birds I’ve come to know through spring walks at Point Pelee and Rondeau, parks near my home in southern Ontario.
I work with a mid range porcelain that has a creamy off white colour. It provides a parchment like ground for the botanical illustrations that I etch into the surfaces of my pieces. I draw inspiration from Victorian botanical studies using fine lines and a watercolour look. The overlapping circle motif acts as a compositional device and allows me to present elements in different scale. They are also a nod to the view through a microscope or magnifying glass. I endeavour to create forms that are fluid and suggest growth. All in all I hope my pots are a pleasure to use and celebrate the everyday.
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