I have been self-employed as an artist for over 25 years. I went back to study at the age of 35 and graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Ceramics and Sculpture in 2003.
Over the last 9 years I have been involved in Public Art, Sculpture, Project Management, working with bricks and ceramics, and have been an Arts Council funded artist. I have been involved in a wide variety of projects as joint lead artist and project manager of Benchart, a public art company based in Shrewsbury. We established Benchart in 2005, receiving funding from Shrewsbury and Atcham Council, Shropshire Council and Arts Council England. This work has predominantly involved the creation of outdoor public sculptures, designing and making benches, shelters and sculptures from carved brick often inlaid with ceramic tiles and reclaimed materials. These projects have always involved the community who are engaged through workshops to make ceramic elements which are incorporated into the public artworks.