My background is in Fine Art Painting, and I started working with clay in 2016, falling in love instantly with this wonderful and grounding material.
I had taken pottery classes as a child and worked with clay a little at school but I’d never taken it any further. When a close friend invited me to join her in making some pots I was hooked immediately.
My practice grew organically, and I mostly experimented, researched techniques, and taught myself. About a year later, I did my first makers markets whilst expecting my youngest son, and my practice has been developing around my young family ever since.
I'm a real beginner at gardening, but we're lucky enough to have a lovely wild-feeling garden considering we live on the outskirts of a city. For me, making pots and growing plants go so well together and I'm thinking about which flowers and grasses I can grow to bring a little bit of the garden inside in my vases.
It is really important to me as a maker to consider the environmental impact of my work. This is an ongoing process and I'm always looking for ways to make changes along the way. You'll find details about my current approach here.
Image: Mark Lord Photography