Sam’s work is inspired by a love of pattern and colour, it contains hints of textile construction and conveys her sense of fun. She has no formal training but has spent much time experimenting to discover the techniques best suited to applying pattern to the surfaces of her pieces.
Slips are applied to the surface of flat slabs of clay which are then constructed into their 3D forms. Sam enjoys the imperfections the process brings, quite often pushing the clay out to create a more textured and interesting surface. Although she work with templates, the method ensures no two pieces will ever be exactly the same.