I trained as a production thrower in the 1970s and 80s at Birkenhead Park Potteries in Wirral, making stoneware tableware. After the pottery closed I spent my time bringing up my family and working part-time as a pottery teacher. Now the children have grown up, I’m spending more time at the potter’s wheel, making my own stoneware and raku pots.
Raku is an ancient Japanese technique. My work’s lustrous glaze is achieved on the black clay of Raku pottery technique, using smoke and flames to achieve stunning results.
I’m a member of Wirral Potters Association and North Wales Potters Association, and exhibit in a number of galleries throughout the country.
I have invested in a large kiln which has enabled me to develop larger pieces pushing me to expand my creativity and design.
The process of firing usually takes around an hour, this hour is full of excitement with a mixture of heat, flames and smoke; each pot is totally unique! I work from my studio in Bidston Village where I run classes concentrating on throwing and hand building.