I first worked with clay at secondary school and knew this was going to be a life-long passion.
I gained a BA Hons Degree in Three-dimensional Design – Ceramics from Cardiff Art
College in 1990 and have been involved in Ceramics in some way ever since.
I worked for five years at Prinknash Pottery and gained experience in various production
techniques. After that, I went on to teach adult pottery classes for eight years
and worked as a pottery and art technician in colleges and schools. I also ran ceramic
sessions in school Art Weeks, including a large mural project.
I am still involved in teaching pottery to brain injury survivors at Headway, Gloucestershire.
Alongside all of this, I have made my own work from my studio at home. I have explored
many techniques over the years including burnishing and smoke firing, raku glaze
resist, throwing and traditional slip-trailing.
At present, I work in white earthenware and coloured slips and hand draw my designs
using scraffito. I also use my own handmade ceramic stamps to make impressed designs
into the soft clay.
Since 2008 I have been making and selling my work full-time through various arts
and crafts events, shops, galleries, museums and online.