ABOUT

I specialise in hand building techniques, with a focus on the vessel form, texture, and surface decoration. 

My making is an impressionistic response to place and experience. I work from photographs, memory and observed detail. Finely rolled slabs of clay are subtly manipulated to form a canvas on which I apply layer upon layer of glaze, oxide and stain, with a brush, so each piece is unique.

My life long passion for clay began at school, aged thirteen, though it was many years before I realised my ambition to be a professional potter, following my first career at the BBC producing programmes. Early encouragement came from watching my father making everything from scratch in his garage and I now have his toolbox to inspire new creations.

I studied ceramics under acclaimed tutors, Annie Turner, Robert Cooper, Sara Radstone and Dan Kelly, at the City Lit, London, graduating in 2011.

In 2014 I was selected for One Year On at New Designers and I am an alumni of the Crafts Council Hothouse programme.

I have shown my work at prestigious London gallery, Flow, and had two solo shows at internationally recognised New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives, with another planned for 2019. In 2018 I’ve been selected to exhibit at Ceramic Art London, the leading international contemporary ceramics event.

MEMBERSHIP:

Crafts Council Directory

Crafts Potters Association 

AWARDS:

2017:  Selected, London Creative Network programme, delivered by Cockpit Arts, SPACE, Photofusion & Four Corners

2014: Selected, Crafts Council Hothouse #4. Arts Council funded.

2014: One Year On at New Designers.     

2011: New Designers. Show highlight: WGSN Home-build Life, the leading global trend forecaster.

TALKS/WORKSHOPS

Guest speaker:  Crafts Council Hothouse #5   2015

Workshops:   Crafts Council: Inspiring the Future 2016

Guest speaker: Cit Lit Ceramics Diploma Graduates 2017

EDUCATION:

2011: HE Diploma in Fine and Applied Art: Ceramics, awarded by  City Lit/ London Metropolitan University.

1983: BA (Hons) History of Art and Design: Manchester Polytechnic, Buffalo State University, New York, The Albright-Knox Art Museum, Buffalo, New York, USA.

1984 onwards: Career at BBC Radio: Researcher, Producer and Editor. Won Gold and Silver Sony Radio Awards. BBC Television: Assistant Producer.