I enrolled for a clay evening class in 1999 and became hooked! Although I consider myself self taught, I have attended many courses, workshops and demonstrations over the years. Like many people I am inspired by nature and am fortunate to live close to the sea, yet surrounded by beautiful countryside. I enjoy collecting seed heads, pebbles, fir cones, shells to name a few, bringing them back to my studio and work out how I will interpret and recreate, usually in a magnified form using hand building techniques.
I mainly make garden sculptures, fired to stoneware in my electric top loading kiln, l love to use texture on my pieces (probably the textile training coming out in me!) Mainly using oxides to colour, as they create a natural effect and become weathered over time.
I have a studio in our garden and run various hand building courses, taking up to 6 people at a time, recently I have set up a clay club for students that want to work on their own projects, which has been very successful. I feel very blessed that people like and buy my work and are inspired to come and create their own pieces.
Home Telephone Number: 01243 268 582
Mobile Telephone Number: 07792 987 281
Services: Hand-building courses provided. Commissions taken.