My interest in pottery developed as a child with visits to potteries during family holidays and whilst my career took a less artistic path I finally could not resist the urge to give it a go and began evening classes at my local Angus College in 2002, when I was in my late 20's!
With a break from pottery from 2006 for work related studies and to have children, I returned to pottery classes in 2012, this time with Fran Marquis at Springfield Creative Arts in Arbroath. There I developed a new understanding and appreciation for decorating and glazing my work as well as developing my throwing technique alongside learning about alternative firing techniques including raku firing.
In the summer of 2014, with my children now settled at school I went to college to study for an NC in Art and after achieving that over a year I was keen to get back to ceramics with a new focus and determination.
Our garden shed was converted into a pottery studio - an ongoing project! Initially with no electricity or running water I have been happily working there on my treasured original Leach Wheel (manually powered) since 2015 and firing work in my electric kiln which is located in the garage.
In January 2016 I began teaching ceramics at Springfield Creative Arts in Arbroath. I have been very fortunate to continue teaching weekly classes there since then.
I have been a member of the Scottish Potters Association (SPA) since 2014, attending many workshops and exhibiting work with them at venues across Scotland.