My interest in ceramics began when I took an evening class in pottery aged 17. I then went on to gain a degree in Ceramics and 3D design at Bath Spa University, and after that a Masters degree in Ceramics at the Royal College of Art, graduating in 2004.
I now work in my purposely built garden studio in Hertford. The space has plenty of natural light and is a fantastic space to make my work and to teach small group classes.
Working with a variety of clays, my work is constructed using slabs of clay, with textures, slips and repeating patterns applied during this making process.
While the work has evolved to be influenced by the material itself, in the background is a continuing fascination with abandoned industrial buildings and the beauty found within the physical layers of these spaces. The work is loosely concerned with capturing an emotive response through the use of contained space, exploring the vessel form and questioning our requirements of function and use.