I set out walking, map in hand to investigate where nature and culture intersect; I have traced the routes of forgotten waterways, sought out holes in the road to access the earth beneath and found fragments of a geological and historical past by mudlarking on the banks of the Thames. I collect and use estuarine mud, excavated clay, brick and rock fragments to make glazes and clay bodies which are regionally specific. I work with traditional techniques to make ceramic objects that connect maker with locality and local environmental concerns.

Photograph © Nicholas Middleton 2009