On leaving school I went to work at St. Paul’s cathedral, training to be a stone carver. To broaden my skills, I decided to complete a degree in fine art at Kennington Art School where I specialised in sculpture.
I travelled around the country working as a conservator of ancient stone monuments, including some in the chapel at Arundel Castle and at Harewood House in Yorkshire.
I returned to Herefordshire, where marriage and children put an end to my travels, but not to my creative urges. I signed up for a pottery class and now combine my love of throwing pots with my earlier training as a sculptor, producing a wide range of brightly coloured functional pottery, which include bowls , mugs , jugs and vases, alongside sculptural pieces for the garden. The popular “Green man range” is complemented by the bird baths and fountains.
I am a member of South Wales Potters and I exhibit in galleries in England and Wales.
Yew Tree Bungalow, Bromesberrow, Ledbury
Herefordshire. HR8 1NX
Tel: 01531 650388
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