Influences in my work are varied , nature and travel I suppose are my prime source material. I love nothing more than beach combing, finding a beautiful pebble, fossil or piece of driftwood, my special finds from the sea, these objects give an endless source of inspiration for my work. Paul Soldner, Magdalene Odundo, Julia Quigley, Siddig el Nigoumi and David Roberts have all had an influence on my work.

As David Leach said of the Raku potter " The direct handling of live flame, fires  the pyromaniac imagination to experiment", my experimentation continues.