My interest in ceramics began at a very early age. I remember running through giant kiln rooms at a pottery factory in Stoke-on-Trent, to greet my grandmother after a days work. I suppose you could say its in my blood.
I graduated from Wolverhampton University in 2003 with a BA (hons) in Ceramics and Sculpture. My work at university focused on the body weaving landscape forms into both ceramic representations and audio-visual media.
I've recently swapped the rolling Welsh Valleys for the beautiful Devon coast. My new studio is based at Cockington Court, near Torquay, and includes a shop front so you can buy directly from me all year round as well as from my Etsy store
I draw huge inspiration from natural forms and landscapes. The sea and waves surrounding me provoke my creativity which is expressed in the shapes and textures of my work My pieces echo the fluidity and cycles found within nature; my glazes reflect the rusty reds and vibrant greens and blues around me. My work invites nature into your home.
Stoneware is my preferred firing method for studio work; the fluid movement of the glaze fits the form of my pieces perfectly.
Raku firing is a source of inspiration in itself. The unpredictable fire and resulting range of finishes on the pieces often feels like alchemy at play and works perfectly in workshop settings.
Come and visit me at my studio and follow me on social media to keep up-to-date with my work and purchase unique pieces for your home and garden.
I'm also available for events and workshops so please don't hesitate to get in touch.