I came to ceramics late in life after a career in the Private and Voluntary Sector and Social Services, managing services for vulnerable people. It was a through one of those clients that I discovered pottery for myself. My initial apprehension and self doubt quickly dissipated, and a whole new world of exploration, experimentation, learning and study ensued.
I graduated in 2013 from the University for the Creative Arts at Farnham after completing a five year part time degree course in Three Dimensional Design (Ceramics). In 2014, I was awarded a distinction by The Society of Designer Craftsmen for my graduation piece ‘Quantitative Easing’ at an exhibition at The Mall Gallery, London. Subsequently the piece was sold whilst being exhibited at Craft in the Bay, Cardiff as part of Focus in Print, an exhibiton hosted and curated by The Maker’s Guild of Wales.
With a passion for exploration, experimentation and seeking out new challenges, I began my creative journey. Initially I joined The Sorting Office Studios in Hampshire, where I shared studio space with 15 other creative artists for almost two years. During this time I collaborated on two projects, one funded by Hampshire Cultural Trust, the other by Eastleigh Borough Council.
I was then offered space at The Farnham Pottery, with 318 Ceramics. The following two years were spent, as part of the teaching team, and participating in the Leith Hill Project, a National Trust property in the Surrey Hills.
I now have studio space at my home in Hampshire, backing onto open countryside and woods nearby. The printed surface, continues to fascinate me, both in 2D and 3D, I screen print, lino print and impression print.
I enjoy sharing my passion with others, passing on skills and enthusiasm to embark on the journey that has given me so much pleasure.
Address: Rose Cottage, 131 Stoke Common Road, Bishopstoke, Hampshire, SO50 6DW
Work Telephone Number: 02380 612 334
Home Telephone Number: 02380 612 334
Mobile Telephone Number: 07796 120 304
Services: 1:1 and 1:2 Throwing Tuition, Small Group Raku Firing.