My work is rooted in nature and I enjoy responding to the environment in which I live. The coastline has a strong spiritual and visual connection for me. It has been a place I turn to, to clear my mind and gather inspiration for my work. The island of Sanday provides a unique environment to work from and the shapes, patterns, colours and textures from things collected and photographed on the island, are captured in clay to produce individual and tactile stoneware pieces.
I mostly use hand building techniques, with pieces being either press moulded or slab built. I enjoy experimenting with under glaze colour, porcelain slip and oxides which are applied onto wet clay either as a paint or as dried, crushed powder to give texture.
1993: BA hons Ceramics with Glass, University of Central England, Birmingham
1994: PGCE Secondary Art Education
1994 – 2016: Teach/Head of Art
2011: MA Contemporary Art and Professional Practice, Essex University
2012: Set up my own studio in Suffolk
2016: Moved to Sanday, Orkney and set up my studio where I am now working as full time potter
Galleries and Exhibitions
Art in Clay, Hatfield 2014
Suffolk Open Studios 2015 and 2016
Assistant to Robin Welch 2011 – 2016
George Farnham Gallery, Suffolk
Peter Brown Gallery, Westray
Sanday Community Craft Hub