‘Welcome to my lovely online album! The aim is to give an insight into who I am and what makes me do what I do! Enjoy the site and feel free to contact me with any feedback you may have’
I started to study ceramics in 1983 at an evening class based in West Dulwich, exhibiting and selling ceramic art until 1990 when due to pressures of a busy fashion career my hobby was put on hold. Leaving London and settled in Biddenham, Bedfordshire I returned to ceramics in 2005 with a further course at the Bedford Adult education centre. I was encouraged to hold a joint exhibition with a textile artist at The Bromham Mill in Bromham, Bedfordshire. At this point I had moved away from making vessels and was creating ceramic wall hangings. The move to Norfolk was an ideal time to spend more time pursuing my own very individual style.
The pieces that I create are fluid in appearance and embellished with copper wire and beads. As a former fashion designer I try to push the boundaries and treat the clay as if it were fabric and am constantly amazed at what I can achieve. My African heritage also influences my work along with exotic textiles and everyday objects. There is a lot of movement and texture running through my pieces.
The wall hangings I create are purely decorative and therefore open to personal interpretation. It is always interesting when discussing my work to hear how others see it. Since February 2011 my work has been on permanent display at The Arts & Craft Centre in Old Hunstanton. I usually work from there one or two days a week when I am not working in my home studio.