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.
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 picked ceramics and focused on slip casting, hand building and printing.
I took a break for ceramics for six years and focused my time on travel and food. Spending time in Southeast Asia I was able to visually feed my love of ceramics, finding inspiration for the pieces I create today.
In October 2016 I became the ACL (Adult and Community Learning), Lecturer at South Staffordshire College in Lichfield. Teaching 80-90 students per week, covering all ceramic techniques and processes.
In October 2018 moving back to my home town Sheffield, I joined the Yorkshire Artspace Ceramic starter programme.