Following a career in graphic design, photography, the wine trade and parenthood, my interest in ceramics grew from collecting to creating. I have enjoyed a wide range of ceramics courses at West Dean, City Lit and £18 Ceramics (Farnham); I completed the Foundation Diploma in Art & Design at West Dean in 2014, and the Diploma in Printmaking at Red Hot Press in June 2021.
I work mostly in white earthenware, both on the electric wheel and by hand-building. To me, surface is as important as form; the clay becomes my canvas. I apply colour in the form of slips and underglazes in multiple layers, combined with wax resist and scraffito.
In my current work, ‘Ordinary Time‘, I use real leaves and flowers, picked and pressed, as stencils in arrangements to reflect the delicate beauty of common plants. Take a look at the Gallery page to see more.