I qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1972, which initiated my keen interest in a variety of arts and crafts. I began seriously learning pottery and ceramics at various adult education centres in Manchester and Leeds and gained a Diploma in Ceramics at Newcastle Arts Centre in 1990. I have a ceramics studio at my home in North London and since retiring in 2010 am able to concentrate more on my art work.
My work is thrown or hand built ceramics, which are individually painted with intricate patterns using underglazes . My designs are very much influenced by images taken from nature and my surroundings, textiles, architecture and patterns. I am particularly interested in how colours, patterns and form can make sense of random chaotic images.