Originally Pat’s designs were strongly influenced by Anglo Saxon pots but following a progression from burnished and sawdust firing technique to Raku, the shapes have become more classical, with elegant long necks, flared rims, round jars and bottle shapes. Rich blue, turquoise and green complemented by black crackles and copper reduction came first, followed by pink, yellow and creamy-white glazes. These ‘normal’ glazes were then followed by copper fumed finishes. Two years of experimenting finally led to a limited amount of control of this volatile technique. The work involves burnishing (resulting in a very pleasing and tactile finish) and Raku firing, known as Naked Raku.