I am a ceramic artist with an interest in landscape and an anthropological approach to research. I seek to make work that reflects the Ulster coastline and our emotional need to walk its shores and swim its waters. My works, sometimes thrown from local clay, respond to the Ulster coastline. I am part of a community of wild swimmers. Swimming and wayfaring have provided an insight into the importance of the coasts liminal spaces, between earth and water, in shaping our notions of place and belonging. Interactions with the other swimmers has fuelled and inspired me to produce a body of work which I hope speaks of life, nature, mental health and survival.