I am an illustrator who is currently in his third year of study at UAL LCC. My illustrations are based on a book given to me by my Aunt Smoke. My Aunty was a recluse who’s only way to connect to the world outside was through news articles that came through the door. She scrapbooked them, and on hearing of my mothers pregnancy with me, wrote them to me to understand my history. All of my illustrations therefor are a collection and revival of the stories of the Potteries in Stoke, stories that possibly happened over making that favourite mug of yours in your cupboard at home. I proceed to revive these stories in the hope to show the rich culture of a much forgotten place.