This group of objects celebrate the multifarious rituals of drinking, and includes mugs of many shapes and sizes, tea bowls, beakers and tankards. They are among the most important to me, and are perhaps the most intimate for the contact they enjoy with their users. I cherish these pots in use at home, along with others made by colleagues and fellow potters. The best of them, reveal their innermost character and a depth of enjoyment, but only through sustained use.
For this reason, the ergonomics of these pots have been carefully refined over years of production. The artistic journey is very closely integrated with this process. Glaze and slip colours, along with form and decoration, gently weave new ways, but always I am mindful that the pots work well in the hands and are fit for the specific purpose which they’ve been designed.