‘I work with ceramics thrown on the wheel, creating three dimensional functional forms using a local stoneware clay. I then decorate using underglazes and gold lustre to create plants, flowers and wildlife designs to express my passion for the magical natural world in the place where I live in Cornwall and where I grew up on a farm in North Devon.’

Artist's CV

I first learnt to throw in Japan in 1996, when I was awarded the ‘Ferdinand Zweig Memorial Scholarship’ during my Ba Hons Degree in Ceramics at Falmouth College of Arts. This enabled me to travel to Japan, visiting many beautiful sites and visiting potters. I also got to study Japanese ceramics at Joetsu University in Nigatta. I have been inspired by Japanese ceramics ever since and continue this love of East meets West as a volunteer at The Leach Pottery in St Ives.

After 16 years as an Art & Ceramics teacher, I am now lucky enough to focus my time working in my studio in Mount Hawke, exploring my ceramics further and continuing a passion to express the magic of nature.