I have been working with clay since being a student at Grays School of Art in Aberdeen from 1976 – 1980. After a break from making to allow for jobs in a variety of Art Centres, Galleries and most recently (since 2000) Chesterfield College teaching ceramics and art and design theory, I now find myself back with my hands in clay. Now I have left teaching and am working as an artist full time.
I live most of the time in Chesterfield, Derbyshire and part of my time is spent on The Isle of Arran. This is where most of the inspiration comes from for my work. Since childhood I have returned annually to the village of Kildonan home to an amazing variety of sea life.
The fluid, streamlined shapes of creatures of the sea are a a gift for an artist and I have been drawn to seals and sea birds and their ever changing postures since walking along the beach on Arran as a child. This is my starting point and one that continues to fascinate me.
The house in Kildonan overlooks the sea and if you would like to rent it we let it out as a holiday let. www.cottageguide.co.uk/oldschoolhousearran/