Art, photography and clay has been a large part of my life. My ceramic work is primarily porcelain based for its true white canvas to take strong colours and textures. The work has evolved over the years, but its identity lies in texture, pattern, colour combined with the coastal landscape. Recently the work has progressed to explore emotional responses to the coast; the hypnotic repetition of the waves, to capture the wildness of the elements, texture of the beach, and the marks of nature as it totally surrounds me, a form of escape from this everyday life. To play with the idea of being absorbed, immersed, surrounded, in nature’s power. And to recognise the elemental power of nature over manmade structures.
Memberships to Dacorum Potters, Bucks Potters & Sculptors, Anglian Potters, Icknield Potters. Fellow at Digswell Arts Trust.
2012 PTTLLS – Preparing to teach Lifelong Learning Sector – West Herts College
2011 City & Guilds Higher Professional Diploma in Creative studies- Ceramics, West Herts College
2005 City & Guilds Professional Development Diploma course –Ceramics, West Herts College
2003 City & Guilds Creative Studies course (majoring in ceramics) at Richmond Adult College
1988-1991 Nottingham University BA (Hons) Fashion & Textile Design (Embroidery)
1987-1988 Kingston Polytechnic, Surrey Foundation Course in Art & Design