Path and Inspiration I first handled clay at the age of thirteen and was fortunate to be encouraged by inspirational teachers. Clay has played a major role in my life ever since. I trained to teach ceramics and enjoyed many years in London schools until my retirement. I am now able to pursue my work full-time and share a studio close to Portobello Road.
Process and Practice My work is largely hand built and coiling, rolling by hand, continues to be my favourite technique because of its complete tactile involvement. I am intrigued by geometric designs and enjoy exploring contrasts in both form and decoration. A body of work in terracotta using matt black and barium glazes has continued to influence my work, as has my interest in West African textiles.