1992 1993 Foundation Studies, Wimbledon School of Art
1993 -1996 BA (Honours) Ceramics, Camberwell College of Arts
I began making pots in 1992, after an earlier carrier in the television industry. After graduating from Camberwell I set up a shared studio in Battersea and began to make and sell work at open studios and craft fairs. I was a member of London Potters. In 2000I moved to Farnham. For two years I had a sudio at Farnham Pottery, and then for fifteen years I worked from a rural studio in Kingsley, Hampshire. I now work from a garden studio at home.
I taught Ceramics to children and adults for many years, delivering workshops and teaching classes in schools, adult education centres and museums across Surrey and Hampshire.
My work is stocked in a number of galleries throughout the UK, and I have work in many private collections.
I make vessels on the wheel, using white earthenware clay. My work is partly inspired by the still-life paintings of Giorgio Morandi; I strive for the simplicity and quiet conveyed by his pictures of groups of bottles and other vessels. I want my pots to have the same sense of being in family groups, related but non-identical. I strive to make work which is harmonious in form and colour. I formulated a smooth, semi-matt earthenware glaze while I was at college, and I use this as a base to which I add oxides and stains to obtain a spectrum of colours both subtle and vivid, the inspiration for which comes from nature: flowers, fruit, the landscape. As Morandi said, ”What interests me most is expressing what is in nature, in the visible world’.
My work has featured in Ceramics Review, Ideal Home Magazine, Good Homes, House Beautiful, Huffington Post, YOU Magazine, Coast, The Independent on Sunday, Country Homes and Interiors and The Daily Mail.