I left school at sixteen to go to art college and study ceramics. I fell head over heels in love with the medium of clay at school and the feeling has stayed with me throughout 6 years of ceramic education and 28 years as a professional ceramic artist.

I have always sculpted the human and animal form, each piece individually hand built using the beautiful Earthstone Handbuilding clay and decorated using oxides, vibrant slips and glazes.Inspiration comes from characters in literature, folk stores, myths and fairy tales and a romantic notion of an “Old World” circus where animals help the show with love and “Joie de Vivre”.

It is my constant aim to tell a story, create an infusion of energy, colour and movement within each piece to evoke emotions I like to test the clay, to show its strength and versatility, to balance an entire family on the slender legs of a giraffe, to stretch a boat and fill it with people, to balance a person on the tips of their toes on a ball to make the clay come alive.

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