I am in a relationship of sorts - finding, learning, compromising. I observe that the work is neither an extension of 'I' or of ego, but a creation, emerging. In mindfulness (trying to be present, aware, acknowledging, forgiving) I refuse to have a presupposed idea of what it should be. I allow it to have a voice. Through a year of collaboration with others I became fascinated by the unfamiliar in my work. I have always leant towards poly-materialism and the dynamism of mixed media. To continue this journey of discovery, I approach each new piece using materials and methods I cannot fully control. I combine glazed and raw clay, stretch clays with distorted, punctured and pierced 'skin' across objects they will undoubtedly shrink and break around. I wait impatiently for work to return to me from the kiln; never quite knowing what to expect, other than the likelihood of it having altered fundamentally. That is the beauty, for me: experiencing materials-led authenticity and fostering spontaneity.