Most of my artworks start life as a drawing or painting made months and years previously. The image is then ‘disrupted’ by collage of some kind, to break up the composition and to add a layer of meaning. Sometimes these earlier manifestations give direction to the theme of my new artwork, and at other times, the residual design is all that is left. Here I started with an old colour design. It didn’t take the charcoal very well so I added some pastel textures and pasted on the torn paper. Watching the pottter in progress, I thought the composition perfectly suited the ground I had prepared – so here is July 5.