I am very excited to be exhibiting at Oxfordshire Art Weeks as part of the Watlington group of artists. This will be my first time and I couldn't have felt more welcome.
I am lucky to have my own studio where I make mostly homewares from a variety of clays and glazes. I am a bit of a magpie and look for inspiration everywhere from flea markets to river bed pebbles. Colour is very important to me and I find inspiration in fashion colour trends to melting Italian gelato!
I am very grateful to Emma and Nev for sharing their stunning home at 44 Couching Street, Watlington, where I will be sharing the beautiful hallway with my friend and fellow potter Jessica Sarson.
From an early age I have loved creating and designing - starting with dolls clothes and toy gardens.
I went on to study fashion design at Art College in London and enjoyed designing and making clothes.
My career as a fashion buyer for the High St has taken me all over the world looking for new, exciting and commercial designs, but now I am more interested in 3D objects and elements of nature.
Pottery started as a hobby and I soon found I enjoyed working with my hands and physically producing something which could be both useful and beautiful.
Following a few years of potting on other peoples wheels I set up my own garden studio and I have so many ideas, they will keep me busy as far ahead as I can see. I am loving experimenting with my own glaze recipes and finding different ways of application. I have a wide range of creative interests and influences, and continue to work on both experimental pieces and building colour and shape related stories.
Clay and glazes ultimately relate back to the earth and go thousands of years back into history. It is lovely to feel a tiny part of that.