I'm a stoneware potter focusing primarily on making functional ceramics and artistic pieces. I get a lot of joy knowing people use the things I make, whether a set of mugs in their kitchen or displaying a sculpture in their garden. Working from my home studio, I use various techniques to craft my pieces, such as hand sculpting and throwing on the potters wheel. I also mix my own glazes from natural minerals to create different colour combinations and unique finishes.
My work is exhibited at various galleries and craft shows with the East Dorset Potters and in my bespoke garden gallery at home.
Before deciding to focus on pottery full-time in 2007, I enjoyed a successful career as a qualified teacher working in various schools and colleges across Dorset and Hampshire, as well as running the local West Moors Pre-School for over a decade.
Combining my passion for pottery with my previous teaching experience, I offer private pottery sessions and experience days, where I teach people the techniques and processes of throwing, hand-building, and making pottery. I've had many people visit the studio over the years who have enjoyed making all sorts of things, such as pots, sculptures, and artistic creations.