2015 - 2017 Ceramics Diploma
City Lit. London
2015 Throwing workshop with Clive Bowen
Leksands Folkhögskola, Sweden
2014 - 2015 L2 Ceramics & Design
Kensington & Chelsea College. London
Following 14 years as a hospital doctor, driven by a need to change direction and to create, I took what was to have been a year long career break. A long standing interest in ceramics kindled the idea that I learn to make from clay. It did not take me long to develop a strong affinity with this amazing material and making by hand. A one year break became three years of training and a new career. I am truly privileged to have learnt from some of the finest ceramicists in the UK and am now stepping out as an independent studio ceramicist.
My passion is for ceramics that can be used and the Japanese concept of Yo No Bi (beauty though use). I have belief in many of the ideas behind the British Studio Pottery movement, yet I also have sensitivity to modern contemporary sculptural ceramics - my work occupies the boundary between the functional and sculptural. My forms and glazes are inspired by the hidden and unexpected beauty in the natural and artificial world that surrounds us.
I make in stoneware (a very durable, waterproof, dishwasher and microwave safe material) and form most items on the wheel but also press mould or slab build according to the form.