I feel incredibly lucky to live in such a beautiful area as the Tamar Valley in Cornwall (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). The River Tamar at Gunnislake forms a natural boundary between Cornwall and Devon with views across the valleys wooded banks to Chimney Rock.
The climate of the valley gives rise to a whole range of fascinating plants. In my own garden I find much to inspire, as well as other local gardens close by such as Cothele, The Garden House and Pentillie. I am fascinated by the different plant forms, structures, patterns, textures and colours. My botanically inspired ceramics ranges from delicate sculptural pieces, to bowls and vases and special tiles.
I work from home in my tiny studio, largely using hand-building techniques, trying out new ideas, exploring new glazes and, always, looking for inspiration…
I have been a member of the artists organisation ‘Drawn to the Valley’ for the past four years. I regularly exhibit with the group as well as take part in the annual Open Studios. In addition to this I’m often involved in smaller events; art trails or fairs with other members. Please see my Instagram and Facebook posts for up to date information.
In 2017, I was selected to exhibit as part of Wildwood Arts Gallery’s Autumn exhibition and have been included in their regular collection since. I also have a range of work at the Kaya Gallery on the Barbican in Plymouth.