I have always loved ceramics, way before I became a food stylist and for years I had thought about having a go at pottery. Finally about 2 years ago I joined a small class of potters in a local community centre in Sydney and began what has now become a passion. Throwing on the wheel is my chance to take time out of my busy work life, it’s my meditation if you like and I get totally lost in it – anyone who knows me will agree, it’s perhaps the only time I really get to sit still (although not quite still, but at least in one spot).
Of course, it is really useful for my work as well. If I can’t find exactly what I want in the shops I have a go at making something instead – to varying levels of success as I am certainly just a beginner. Sometimes I end up with a bowl or plate I actually like!
Having now taken the plunge and invested in a wheel, I am determined to improve and even if I never become a commercially successful potter, I hope to enjoy this simple creative process for years to come. Here are a few of my recent pieces (apologies to those who have already seen these, there are more coming soon).