Harry has been making pots for many years. An initial taste of making with clay came with evening classes at the Guildford Potters' in 2006. After a hiatus, Harry attended classes with Stewart Scambler at the Fremantle Arts Centre and this is where the journey into the deep rabbit hole of pottery really began.
In 2020 Harry began working at Happs Pottery in Anniebrook, which has enabled him to refine his making skills through making production pottery.
For Harry, making pots grows out of a love of food and the desire to contribute to a rich food culture in the South West of Western Australia - growing; cooking; fermenting; eating and sharing. Harry makes pots
for daily use with the hope that people might be surrounded by useful and beautiful things.
Ash glazes have always been a part of Harry's practice for the organic surfaces they bring and for the way the incorporation of ash brings the pots closer in relationship to the cooking fire and the plants that fuel it.
He aims to make work that is for daily use and expressive of place. He primarily fires with wood as a way of bringing pots into conversation with land and with the unpredictable contribution of the flame and ash to the surface of the pots.
When he fires with gas, he primarily uses ash glazes and local materials to maintain a conversation with place.
He teaches wheel throwing classes in his studio at Erravilla Country Estate. From April, he will be teaching weekly classes at Commonage Pottery.