raku fired ceramic
My work comes from my life long passion for animals and nature.
Each piece is as individual as the animals I portray, starting with the clay and glazes that I make from my own recipes to the creature itself which I hand build over a number of days.
The huge diversity of animals gives me an ever growing abundance of inspiration although I regularly return to my own favourites the fox and the hare.
I was born in Surrey in 1967 but grew up in the West Country. I had an idyllic childhood which nurtured my love of the countryside and my passion for animals and nature.
In 1986 I moved to Wales to study Wildlife Illustration followed by two years of Ceramics by which time I had fallen in love with the wild Welsh hills.
In 2002 I bought a tiny little cottage on a wooded hillside in Carmarthenshire which I love. I share it with my four rescue dogs, a motley crew, six glorious cats and a dozen or so chickens. It’s here that I have built a lovely studio that looks out over the garden.
I have shown my work in Europe and America but now concentrate on work for galleries and private commission.