A Ceramicist in Sheffield, making functional wares.
The inspiration for my collection comes from eating and sharing food with loved ones. Food and pottery are so important to me and being able to combine the two together brings me great joy.
Glaze development is my favourite part and I am yet to tire of opening the kiln. There’s noting more magical than being the first person to see the chemical reaction that’s taken place.
My journey with clay began at Sheffield College, with a fabulous tutor, Val. She encouraged me to taste the clay, lick the bisque wear and to cherish my first ever piece thrown in the wheel.
During 2007-2010 I completed a degree in Glass and Ceramics at the University of Sunderland. After working through a variety of skills, I stuck with ceramics and focused on slip casting, hand building and printing.
I took a break for ceramics for 6 years and focused my time on travel and food. Spending time in Southeast Asia I was able to visually feed my love of ceramics.
In October 2016 I began teaching Pottery and Sculpture at Lichfield College, in South Staffordshire. During this time I realised how much I had missed making and took the steps to build up my skills.
In October 2018 moving back to my home town Sheffield, I joined the Yorkshire Artspace Ceramic starter programme.