After 8 years as co-founding Director developing the Ocean Studios Project in Plymouth’s Royal William Yard I made the decision to step out of corporate life, go back to my first love and become a full time designer maker, specialising in ceramics.
I work from my riverside studio at the Flameworks Creative Arts Facility in Plymouth alongside a rich and varied array of talented artists and makers.
My work is influenced by my interest in surface and texture, in particular surfaces created by erosion, rust and fire. My work is further informed by my fascination with learning and process which is ‘both a curse and a blessing’.
My collections are a combination of smoke fired and coloured porcelain bowls with inclusions of glass and surfaces created by the use of alternative firing techniques. Exploring the local beaches I add seaweed, shells and other ‘finds’ to sawdust in my home-built kiln which I fire in city centre garden oasis.
In addition to my smoke fired collection I am currently developing a range of bespoke plates, bowls and tableware.