Slab built, vibrant and quirky functional and decorative ceramics
A Visual Journey
Since my first introduction to clay as a child growing up in California I have been completely seduced by the pliability of this medium. I have drawn and painted since childhood and in my mid 40s I applied for art school to fulfil a long held dream to work with clay. I felt compelled to discover how I could combine my love of drawing and painting with designing and making with clay. Accepted onto the Ceramics Design part-time degree course at Glasgow School of Art I completed my BA (Hons) degree in 2011.
Now living and working from my studio in Renfrewshire I continue to explore new ideas and my local town of Paisley and its heritage paisley pattern have been an immense inspiration in my designs and making. I design and make both decorative and functional ceramics. I slab build my ceramics, finding this method more receptive to my methods and techniques of surface decoration. Most of my designs are made taking many hours of work to design, make and complete and are a true labour of love.