Born in 1957 and brought up in the North West of England, I have had a long career in health as a nurse then a midwife and later in midwifery education. Ceramics has been a significant part of my life since my early twenties when I went to my first evening class. I love making with clay and for me it is the best way to be creative. In 2013 I realised my ambition to take ceramics seriously when I embarked on the MA Ceramics at University of Central Lancashire. It has been a life enhancing experience and I expect to graduate in October 2016.
My ceramics practice is inspired by landscapes and sense of place. My preferred method of working is by hand-building using lightly grogged stoneware clay. My collection features wall pieces, vessels and sculptural forms which reflect my response to well-loved places in the South of France and elsewhere. Coastal landscapes are my principal source of inspiration. I enjoy creating textured surfaces through a range of techniques in applying slips and mark making. The interior of vessels contrast sharply with the exterior reflecting the light and deep shade of Mediterranean landscapes. An emerging development within my work is in the use of eggshell glazes in the surface design. All my pieces are individually made and are therefore one off. Prices range from £75 to £300.