Born in a mining village Alistair Brookes's work is inspired by memories of his early life. Life and traditions found in mining communities provide his inspiration. Living in the Yorkshire Dales Alistair says that he finds the rural life full of characters.
Raku pottery is Alistair’s chosen media as he likes the spontaneity and surprise in its results. His designs are created with a firing process that uses both fire and smoke to create unique patterns and designs.