FINE STUDIO CERAMICS
I have always loved working in clay. Throughout my working career in the food, wine and hotel business, I attended evening classes and several weekend workshops in ceramics. In 1995 I became a mature student and completed a City and Guilds diploma in Ceramics. Then I set up a studio in London.
In 2007 I moved to rural Oxfordshire and have a studio at home, where I create my ceramic pieces.
I work predominantly in porcelain, porcelain paper clay or fine stoneware clay. I want my work to enhance a room but more importantly to be used, touched and loved. My work is hand sculpted or thrown on a wheel. Every piece is unique.
More recently I have been exploring the diversity of porcelain paper clay: marbling the clay with natural stains and using antique lace within the design. The joy of paper clay is that it can be rolled out paper thin. This produces such fragility and translucency yet still has the strength of fine porcelain fired to 1300 degrees centigrade.
From my travels around the world I have drawn inspiration from the art and architecture of London and Barcelona to the splendors of Rajasthan. Other creative sources come from plaster mouldings, natural marble, stone and fossils along with vintage textiles and jewellery designs.
I have exhibited in London, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Norfolk and most recently had a commission for La Portetta Hotel Courchevel, France.