In my past career I worked in the Animation Industry during which time I have received several Major Awards for my films.
I was responsible for the script development of the English Christmas Classic, “The Snowman” on which I was also an Animator and Storyboard Artist.
I boarded and Directed “The Bear” another Christmas Classic and also co-wrote and Directed the sequel to “The Snowman” - “The Snowman and The Snowdog”.
I embarked on creating sculpture, re-kindling a love made when at Art School, but which had to be set aside when the economic facts of life intervened!
I work in ceramic stoneware. All my pieces are hand-built using the traditional coil technique. I find that my experience of animation helps me in my sculpting, as I have a good understanding of anatomy, movement and line.
In many of my pieces I use the technique of scraffito – drawing directly into the white or black slip before the first firing.
I am a member of both the The Buckinghamshire Craft Guild and The Oxfordshire Craft Guild.