"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."