Trencrom Hill, West Cornwall

About Me

I am a ceramic artist living and working on Dartmoor. After a previous career in healthcare, I have transformed my hobby of ceramics into a blossoming career. Having attended evening classes and potted in my spare time since my early twenties my passion was triggered during a winter course at Powdermills Pottery by Joss Hibbs. I converted an old coal shed into a space to throw and now have a wonderful garden studio full of space and light.

My work is influenced by my surroundings: the landscape of Dartmoor, the ancient woodlands, and more recently the wild coastline of West Cornwall. I am always happy with clay in my hands, I throw pieces on the wheel before removing and altering them. Texture is very important to me, and I often incorporate tiny plants and flowers gathered as I walk and sketch. My love of painting and printing leads me to experiment with the surface using slips and oxides to create an atmosphere representing my experience of the landscape.