My pots are both useful and decorative and they are canvasses for richly coloured stoneware glazes. I work mostly in stoneware clay and throw fine, functional pieces, fired to 1300ºC in a gas kiln, and I also hand build larger pieces. Shape is important, but experimenting with glaze materials and metal oxides, and firing at high temperatures is a passion! I've been making pottery and teaching for fifty years, exhibiting around the country. Coming from South Africa, where colours and pattern is vibrant, I like painting glazes, with free bold brush strokes, in layers which melt together, to produce unusual combinations, making each pot unique and keeping the excitement alive.
I trained and worked as an industrial designer, and engineering draftswomen before I came to England to study ceramics at the Royal College of Art. My first studio was a shared space in the East end of London and then I moved to Waterstock in the 70's to build a studio and have a family.
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