"My artistic talent was evident at an early age. My parents’ home was frequently adorned with my latest artistic offering. As I became older I realised that art was not something I did for pleasure, it was like a creative force deep within me.
An Art and Design course at Yeovil College gave me a good foundation of skills with different art mediums.
Around the time I left college I was employed at Dennis Chinaworks in Somerset, initially to glaze pots and then moving on to become a decorator. I loved the creativity of decorating and over the years I progressed to the position of principal decorator.
I am really privileged to know some of my finest pieces of decoration have sold for thousands of pounds at Bonhams Auction House. Whilst decorating was exciting and fulfilling, my real passion was for designing. I felt like I was bursting with design ideas so I began to create my own ceramic artwork."