I grew up in the Cotswolds, with many acres of common land to play in. Horses and animals were a strong feature of my childhood. I pursued a love of drawing on a degree course at Aberystwyth, and trained and worked as an art teacher. I found the plastic qualities of clay, when I encountered it, liberating and inspiring. After taking a ceramics course in Oxford in 1984, I set up as a maker in Folly Bridge Workshops and spent 5 years learning, making and selling.
I moved to a garden workshop when my children were little and taught ceramics in a wide variety of settings. In 2004, I began working for the mental health charity Restore. With the remit of making high quality work for sale, I set up and ran a large ceramic workshop in Didcot working closely with people, developing designs, and making pieces for sale. Changes in the structure at Restore, however, have recently allowed me the opportunity to return more fully to my own work.
I make horses in stoneware; some with wings, some accompanied by riders.