Wilderness

I have a special liking for slightly deserted landscapes with that abandoned dilapidated look going on. Dungeness on the Kent coast has to be my favourite place to experience this kind of atmosphere.                   It's a massive coastal 'desert' where fishing boats lie stranded on the vast stretch of shingle, slowly rusting and weathering away.      There [...]

Mudlarking

Last week I went on a very exciting trip to London to go 'Mudlarking' on the banks of the River Thames. Beach combing, to seek out unusual 'found objects', is one of my favourite activities, but I'd never had the opportunity, or courage, to go foraging for finds in London before. My friend and fellow potter [...]

Pebble Beach

I take a lot of inspiration from the beach. Sometimes it's oblique; things catch my eye and then filter through in unexpected ways. Sometimes it's as direct as the things I find on the beach becoming part of a mixed-media work. The beaches I take inspiration from aren't the idilic ones with golden sand, they're [...]

Seashore inspiration

I've been taking some photographs down at the seaside; finding some inspiration amongst the pebbles. There's a real rugged beauty there, in the concrete, twisted metal and seaweed coated structures. The Lost and abandoned things that find their way to the seashore have been a strong influence in my recent work. So I'm getting stuck [...]