"I was born and raised in England. My father had been trained as a Savile Row tailor and was also an accomplished cabinet maker. I studied history at Oxford University and then, after a spell in financial jobs in London, came to the US to pursue a doctorate in American History at Columbia. But, I guess, craft was in my genes and not to be denied. I took a pottery course at Riverside Church across the road from Columbia and haven't stopped since! I aim for a simple and straightforward style which combines elegance with strength and movement with rest. The pots are made of stoneware clay, occasionally porcelain, and fired in an electric kiln. Most are meant for everyday use: they can go in the oven, microwave, and dishwasher. My favorite food is French Bistro. So, when I am making pots, I tend to have that in mind."