I started to make pots over 30 years ago when studying for a degree in Art and English at St John's University, York followed by a post-graduate diploma in ceramics at Goldsmiths College, London.
I taught ceramics and ran a studio whilst living in Zimbabwe for ten years. On returning to the UK in 2002 I began working in the museums sector.
I make pots using porcelain clay for its innate beauty and fineness. I am heavily influenced by the tradition of British studio ceramics; it is the basis of my artistic language. Through the process of throwing I strive to make the perfect shape, using the vessel as a starting point.
I have recently begun to make silver and enamel rings. The rings are cast in solid silver then sized and polished individually, each enamel insert is different as the firing process gives me the opportunity to experiment creatively and quickly - the complete opposite to ceramics!