My art is about creating spontaneously and having an element of chaos within it (the unplanned accident within the process). Another element is looking at the work or figure – and thinking “what does it want?” “what does it need?” There is a conversation between myself and the work, this could be in a sense of balance, or colour, or shape, form, texture. The question always is, what does it want or need? What is important to me is that I don’t design the work, I allow something else to come through and create it. Once I’ve made them I’m not really interested in them anymore. The important aspect of the work is the process. People often say, they are beautiful objects. The figures seem to represent the inner psychological world and often seem to have a mythological element to them. My recent work is about patterns of thought. I use clay partly because it has limitations, I think its good to have a practice where there are physical limitations, there is freedom in this. It takes yourself out of the mind and into the body. The clay itself is tactile and a good metaphor for the mind, in that it is endlessly versatile.