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My love of food and pottery led me to produce an individual range of functional stoneware and porcelain ceramics, both thrown on the wheel and hand built. I combine strong tactile shapes with silky glazes – black, white and soft greys with accents of re-cycled blue glass reminiscent of ‘Rock Pools’.

I make pots to cook in, serve food from and eat from. Nothing compliments fresh food better than beautiful
simple dishes. I grow a great deal of my vegetables and
fruit in my garden.

I am passionate about drawing, both landscape
and figurative, gardening, the coast line, sea and swimming. I combine my ideas from drawing with making individual figurative sculptures and jewellery, glazed in turquoise, bronze and smoky greys, fired by the ‘raku’ method.

Recently I have produced work in collaboration with silversmith Brian Williamson, to make one off pieces
to complement his contemporary silver.
My ideas for these pieces came from the coast line and walking along the beach – soft ripples in dishes describing movement in the sand.

I work in my studio in Barnet and combine this with
part-time teaching of ceramics, drawing and print making
at West Herts College. I also run workshops in ceramics
and life drawing.

I studied ceramics and silversmithing at Camberwell
School of Art in the ‘70’s when tutors equalled the number
of students. There were seven in my year group.
This course provided many opportunities and a strong practical work ethic. Tutors were very inspirational and
I will always have fond memories of Colin Pearson
and Ian Godfrey who were so encouraging.

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