I started making pots over 40 years ago, learning to throw and becoming familiar with the basics of working with clay and glazes, before taking a long break. Returning after 15 years, with a desire to explore new avenues and to create ever larger pieces, my interest changed to hand building. Working in my studio in Oxford, this is now my main focus.
I work in stoneware to hand build my pots, using either crank or black clays to create small, medium and large pieces, both functional and sculptural. These are then fired in an electric kiln. My work is frost resistant and is therefore suitable for use both indoors and outside.
I belong to the West Forest Potters Guild and am a member of the From the Kiln group of ceramic artists. I have exhibited during Oxford Artweeks and Bucks Open Studios as well as with a number of galleries. During my career as a primary school teacher, I worked with clay with my pupils and passed on a little of my enthusiasm for the medium.
I am constantly experimenting with different shapes, new glazes and glaze combinations, taking my inspiration from traditional forms as well as from the lines, tones and textures of nature. My ceramics and my skills are continually evolving and progressing as I pursue my fascination with form and texture.