My website is designed to give you all the information you need about my work.
You can telephone or email to select items or to discuss personal commissions. Here you will also find dates and venues for forthcoming shows and exhibitions for the year ahead (see Events section).
My work is colourfully intense, hand painted ceramics produced in my own Norfolk home and workshop (albeit a converted cowshed!) surrounded by gardens, family, chickens and dogs...and yes, I am lucky!
Maybe you have already seen or bought my work, (which is limited in supply and rarely sells outside of Norfolk) but my colours and designs are always changing and hopefully you will find something here for you.
Sunday April 15th. 1.00pm -4.00pm
National Gardens scheme. Open garden event at Alswick Hall, Hare Street Road, Buntingford, Hertfordshire. SG9 0AA.
Take a look at the GALLERY section for ideas.
In addition, I usually have a good selection of work in my studio which you are welcome to visit by appointment.
Alternatively, you may also wish to visit one of the Events listed in this section above.
Finally, there is a commission fee for bespoke items starting at £5 up to 10% of the normal price.
For example, as a gift you may request a few words, dates, names, etc on the base or rim of a plate, jug, teapot or other item of your choice to commemorate an anniversary, birthday or other special occasion.
I also design tile panels of all sizes and dimensions and have completed several for offices and restaurants as well as private homes.
Most typically, these are for bathrooms and kitchens and are especially popular for those who require a specific backdrop for kitchen ranges and Agas.
(As with all commissions, if you have a specific request please telephone or email in the first instance for an initial consultation, without obligation.)
I have studied art at college and University and have an art related degree and MA.
But what's more important for me is that as a child I used to paint with my granny every weekend.
She was a really talented artist. She took me to all sorts of country and coastal retreats with a flask of tea and marmite sandwiches.
I now seem to see the world in terms of colour, texture, pattern and design; I'm always stockpiling ideas and never seem to catch up with the work of putting them together. I love to vary the colour tones, often by mistake and just see if I'm pleased with the outcome.
I do find birds, fish, flowers, animals and chickens particularly fascinating subjects. We have about 20 bantams roaming the garden; they're moody and broody and sometimes provide us with eggs. Their plumage and colour variations are fascinating and complex; I can often stare at them for ages when I should be working.
I also love my garden, though sometimes it gets neglected. I collect plants and stuff them into borders without much thought attached. I rarely know the names of them but usually it works out somehow and here again the colours and shapes feature in lots of my work. It is particularly nice to sit and work in the garden along with the sounds and the scents of a summer's day (when we get one!); oh and the odd glass of wine.
I have a little dog called Rosie and a wonderful new puppy, Margo and together they distract me as much as the chickens.
I basically love colour and nature is the finest source of that.
I undertake many individual design commissions. This may be a specific design, pattern or colour added to a particular item