The development of my current work began in 1993 when my son began infant school. I had originally completed a degree in 3D design/ceramics in Cardiff and earned my living as a secondary school teacher when I arrived at the stage where I wanted to do something creative that would fit around the demands of a growing family. Inspiration for my earlier works came from my home life as well as a lifelong interest in museum artefacts, ancient history, myths and legends. Over the years I have revisited and recalled some of those elements to create my current collection.
Behind the making of every piece there is story, an idea, brought into being in my Yorkshire workshop and made permanent by firing in an electric kiln. I enjoy creating something a bit different every time and each piece is really either a one off or part of a small group. My imagination is triggered using observation and experiences from my daily life and travels. I research my ideas in books and on the internet for detail and background material and I find it enriching to discuss my work with the public even using some anecdotes to inspire new pieces.