Around 2005 I spent some months working in a pottery and beginning to experiment with the hollow building method to make horse’s heads. I was not able to pursue it any further at that time and, finally in January 2020, I found a pottery space that would allow me to continue to learn about the techniques and methods to create these horse heads, and more recently full bodies.
I enjoy seeing the bodies unfolding out of the clay and, while I am mainly working out how to control the clay at present, am hoping to push the idea of emergence from the clay and to create movement in naturalistic poses. One of my chief inspirations is the Horse of Selene from the Parthenon, which I visit in the British Museum when I am in London, and it has been the inspiration for one of the first of the recent heads. His absolute classical perfection holds me spellbound whenever I stand before him.