I create small batches of mindfully made, minimal ceramics, playing with pattern and colour, shapes and lines.
Before working with clay, I spent over ten years curating and promoting artists and designer-makers, focusing on exhibiting the work of early and mid-career artists.
I studied Fine Art Painting at Winchester School of Art, graduating in 2004, and took a break from making whilst I focused all of my energy into launching other projects.
Then I found clay. I had taken pottery classes as a child and worked with clay a little at school but I’d never taken it any further. In 2016 a close friend invited me to join her in making some pots in her garden and I was hooked immediately.
My practice grew organically, and I have mostly experimented, researched techniques, and taught myself. I took a one-day course in throwing, which I loved, but I knew I could hand-build at home straight away and was full of ideas. I helped out at Kina Gorska’s ceramics studio in Oxford and Kina has been so amazingly generous with her time and knowledge, and has helped my practice develop so much.
About a year later, I did my first makers markets whilst expecting my youngest son, and my practice has been slowly developing around my young family ever since.