My interest in pottery began while studying Ceramics GCSE and A Level at Astor College, Dover. After leaving school, I sought an apprenticeship at an established pottery in Aylesford, Kent to continue my training and eventually started making pots for their shop. During my 2 years as an apprentice, I learnt lots of different techniques including production throwing using stoneware clay, turning, glazing and different firings.
In 2008 I set up my own ceramics studio near my home in Capel-Le-Ferne, Folkestone, Kent. I continued to use stoneware clay for producing decorative and domestic pottery and even though I enjoyed this, I wanted a new challenge.
While training I had learnt about many different styles of ceramics, and developed a particular interest in crystalline glaze because it is so unusual and different from any other type of pottery.
I have been concentrating on this technique since 2009, experimenting with new, contemporary shaped vases and testing new glazes, always trying to produce more exciting colour combinations. All my Crystalline work is hand thrown using high quality porcelain.
I have recently moved to a new studio in West Hythe, Kent.