Black and White
I enjoy working with a traditional dip pen and Indian ink. I love this media because it allows a very expressive and lively line, while still allowing me to include a lot of detail. Typography often plays an important role in my work, and I am fascinated by maps and technical drawings. I am heavily influenced by these genres, however I always like to include an element of strangeness in my drawings. .
Although I seem to always find myself thinking my latest drawing would be better black and white, when I do work with colour I generally use water colours and Caran D'Ache pencil crayons, or colour my work digitally. I also love experimenting with more graphic colour techniques such as pochoir and papercutting.
I love the immidiacy of printmaking, and my particular favourites are relief and intaglio. I am always excited to try new printing techniques, however woodblock, rubber stamp and TetraPak printing are currently my favourites. I am continually amazed at how many different qualities of line, shadow and image quality can be achieved through print, and how it is possible to use household items to make amazing experimental images quickly.
I taught myself to throw traditional, high-fired pottery on my Leech kick wheel. I love being able to illustrate these hand-made, practical objects using sgraffito and slip, or just letting the form of the pot and the glazes speak. There is nothing more theraputic than forming clay on a wheel.