60 second interview
Q: What is your favourite colour?A: RedQ: Who first inspired you to start making/ creating and what words of advice did they give you?A: I can't give credit to any one person here as I can't remember a time when I didn't make and create, from surreptitiously mixing cement in the garden for my 'camp', to making paper dolls clothes for my dolls. I do have a very strong early memory though which in some respect was an inspiration for an adult creative life, this is of visiting a graphic artists' studio and seeing the big pots of pencils and rolls of paper and realising with delight that art could be an adult occupation. Q: Where and when do you most like to work?A: I am limited as I need to be by my lathe when I am turning but I am happy that it is near a window where I can keep an eye on passers by and I am happiest when the sun shines in . I am a morning person and prefer to embark on work in the morning, in fact I find it very hard to initiate new work in the afternoon or evening though I can complete things that are already started.Q: Which season of the year most inspires you?A: SpringQ: What can't you work without?A: Of course lots of tools and equipment.... but more seriously enough physical space and also internal space.Q: Whose work do you most admire?A: Picasso for his excess of genius and creativityQ: What is your favourite piece of fiction and why?A: Over the last two years I have been reading all of Leo Tolstoys work I started with his short stories then War and Peace, I have been blown away by his talent for finding expression for all our human frailties and internal dialogues, also his descriptions of nature are profound. I am just finishing Anna Karenin. Q: What do you do to relax?A: Many things, but gardening and nature truly relaxes me.Q: Describe your artistic style in 3 words. A: colourful, elegant, functional.