I came to clay later in life, via a degree in history and thirty years as a registered architect  in private practice, working on listed buildings. I had dallied with throwing in an evening class in Whitechapel in the 1970s, but my interest in ceramics lay dormant until I rediscovered it during a Foundation Diploma course at Hereford College of Art in my fifties.

Once smitten, I was driven to pursue ceramics further at Wolverhampton University's School of Art and Design. This is a degree course which encourages the student to follow their own inclinations and obsessions, rather than constraining them in a strict technical regime. As a result, I am continually excited by the potential of ceramics.

My work is mainly handbuilt, and reflects my life long fascination with texture, pattern and colour. This is often expressed in sculptural forms, drawing inspiration from the natural world, but also recognising the intrinsic contribution of the materials and processes used.

I work from my studio attached to my home in the Welsh Marches, which I share with my husband and four dogs, and from where I make frequent forays to the Welsh coast, the mainstay of my inspiration.