|| "The machinery of industry cannot cope with variable raw materials so their innate
character must be
Twenty-five years ago I became frustrated with these materials and began quarrying and
processing my own clay and minerals for glazes. All these materials are local
(within a day's drive is how I define local).
These clay's and rocks have their own unique character and that fact makes
self-concious self-expression inappropiate and unnecessary.
The many technical challenges arising from this pioneering approach have maintained
my interest in and engagement with this process of making simple utensils. They are a completely
local expression and that commitment to locality, in my opinion, is a
necessary precondition of work that is worth doing".