While on residency in Iceland over January 2020 the opportunity to explore natural glazes (made from volcanic ash, basalt, pumice and animal bone) and continuing to explore northern fishing culture allowed me to reflect on materials and contemporary practice as well our collective connections to heritage and tradition.

Since March I’ve been trying to view ‘limitations’ in my working environment as refreshing focusing on the liberating aspects of being forced to get out of this comfort zone as a maker and in a similar way to my experience in Iceland embrace more ‘limited’ local materials (such as granite), tools and familiar ways of working.