I make decorated earthenware. I throw plates, dishes and bowls and hand-build jugs, clocks and vases. I enjoy making colourful, decorative, commemorative and functional ware. I also make large pots and lanterns for the garden. I draw my inspiration from nature, ethnic art and craft, and the colours of The Impressionists.
Work generally available from:
The studio and at craft fairs in London, the South-East and East Anglia and Potfest in the Pens, Penrith.
The Neptune Gallery, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk.
North Street Potters, 24 North Street, London.
Old Chapel Gallery, Pembridge Herefordshire.
Oriel Ceri Richards Gallery, University of Wales, Swansea.
The Salt Gallery, Hayle Cornwall.
The work is made from red clay and brightly decorated with underglaze colours and oxides on a white slip background and outlined with sgraffito. It is fired to biscuit, and finished with a clear glaze fired to 1080o C in an electric kiln.
I had a traditional art & craft training at Farnham School of Art (now University College for the Creative Arts) specialising in Three-dimensional design (ceramics), where I experienced most forms of design and production. I spent many years teaching art and design before I set up my own studio.
I am a Professional Member of the Craft Potters Association.
I also work with primary school children making garden pots and tile panels to decorate the schools.