Path and Inspiration
I have worked in Higher Education and the social sector for thirty years, training Drug and Alcohol Counsellors alongside projects supporting people, currently those affected by dementia. I have always loved pottery and found it the perfect antidote to challenging work. I began attending pottery courses a few years ago to compliment a small area at home. I began teaching one to one five years ago when I moved into a studio in a refurbished pottery, The Roslyn Works.
Process and Practice
I live in Stoke on Trent; commercial potteries were at the heart of our communities during my childhood and there remains a rich pottery practice in our city. I enjoy making practical work, especially planters and hand building sculptural pieces. I enjoy the unpredictability of ceramics. When I left my work in Higher Education, the only thing I missed was the students, so sharing what I have learnt as a potter was a natural progression for me.