Carefully chosen materials and refined technique characterise my recent works towards a simplification of form through a process of manipulation and refinement. Chainsaw and custom-made tools carefully fashion the graceful contours, continually subtracting mass. Working process combines material behaviour with colour and texture. Oak bends a great deal, creating fluid lines in a haphazard game of chance. Sycamore is unpredictable often resulting in paper-thin vessels. Each piece is an individual, exciting form in its own right, thus making the decision between one wood and another an integral part of the creative process.