Not surprisingly one of my first bowls was inspired by my love of spirals.
|Spiral bowl with 'sea glass' (~25cm diameter)|
My interest in flowers inspired my next creation which started life from sketches of tulips, but became larger and more open as it was made and not really a tulip colour when glazed!
|Tulip bowl (~20cm diameter)|
I had great fun making this 'wavy-edge' bowl, which Ken so kindly called my 'ash-tray'
Another wavy bowl which also emerged out of a simple pinch-pot
I like starting with a lump of clay and pinching to make small bowls, here is one which I was particularly pleased with.
|Off-set bowl with 'sea glass' (~13cm diameter)|
My work is often inspired by the work of other artists; I have admired the beautiful pierced, porcelain bowls of the ceramicist Peter Lane, here is a small bowl inspired by his work (unfortunately not in porcelain).
|Pierced bowl (~14cm diameter)|
On visiting Art in Clay in Farnham in 2010 with a friend, I was inspired by the work of Ian Harris and experimented with creating a 'stepped-edge' to some bowls.
My friend admired a lovely blue plant pot, so I made her one that was similar.