I was born in the English Midlands but I now run my own Dorset pottery adjacent to the Isle of Purbeck and the wonderful Jurassic coast. It was not until I came to live in Dorset that I experienced the sea in all its many moods. I fell instantly in love. Since then my work has been a constant quest to capture the beauty of the sea along Dorset’s Jurassic coast in pottery, clay and fire. I hope you will feel that I have achieved some success in this quest.
I have a degree in ceramics and studio pottery from the Wolverhampton College of Art and a teaching diploma from University of Southampton. Since then I have lived in Dorset and combined teaching pottery and ceramic design with producing my own work. I am married with two adult children. I have now retired in order to devote my energies primarily to running my own Dorset pottery.
I still occasionally teach (although my own workshop will allow only one or two students) and run workshops. I am also happy to demonstrate pottery techniques to local groups in the region of East Dorset and West Hampshire.
I am always happy to undertake studio pottery commissions. They frequently require lateral thinking and provide technical challenges. Some of my best ideas have been as a result of a commission or collaborative project.
I have many years experience of teaching including 21 years running a pottery department for adults with learning difficulties. I am thus available as a specialist pottery teaching consultant.