I didn’t train as a ceramic artist, I actually did my degree in multimedia design. I have always however, enjoyed exploring new technologies and learning new skills. When I started to use clay I was genuinely fascinated by the process.
I love the outdoors and predominantly take my inspiration from nature, generally speaking though I am always interested in learning and take inspiration from places I visit and anything that inspires me to be creative.
I always end up watching birds, they are so territorial and can be very unpleasant to each other yet very intelligent and beautiful. All of my tile ideas start life as a sketch, I then spend a significant amount of time developing these sketches into a template. I press mould the template onto hand rolled clay slabs before firing in a kiln. Glass is used to finish all of the large tiles as I love the depth of colour and how the spreads as it heats up. The outcome is always a little unpredictable and could go wrong but it’s all part of the process, crossing your fingers and hoping the work comes out as you imagined.
As well as decorative tiles I delved into the world of jewellery, I have a range of glass and lace printed jewellery. When I first moved to Nottingham and started learning about the lace industry and I really wanted this to be part of my process.
For my day job I work as a teacher, I love my job as I get to experiment with photography, painting, print, sculpture and much more as a living.
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