After completing a professional career in local government I took up ceramics as a hobby, going to Glasgow Art School for evening classes. I really enjoyed the immediacy of the art form, particularly throwing. The idea that you can create a useful good looking piece from your own skills still gives me a kick. I have since developed my skills with the support and help of a great bunch of people in Glasgow Ceramics Studio.
Ceramics is a wonderfully tactile art form which has been around for thousands of years, dating back to 3000 BC in China, where they were making and glazing pots to a very high standard. Some of their glazes are still used today. The brown colour in my pots is derived from the Chinese classic temoku glaze.