I originally trained and worked as a librarian, and started working with clay in evening classes in 1993. After moving to Scotland in 1994 I worked part-time as a librarian, devoting the rest of the time to ceramics, until I took early retirement in 2008.
I developed my knowledge of ceramics through reading, practice, workshops run by the Scottish Potters Association and while working as an assistant to Annabelle Meikle in Aberfoyle.
In 2003 I was accepted into the first group of students to study ceramics at the Glasgow School of Art through the part-time, distance learning course, graduating with a BA in 2009.
From 1994 to 2003 I worked mainly with smoke firing. Work was shown regularly at galleries throughout Scotland, and selected for a number of exhibitions.
Since completing my degree my work has changed dramatically, using a range of techniques and exploring different surface treatments and glazes. I also produce two and three-dimensional sculptural work including found and reclaimed wood and metal.
I have recently started to explore printmaking with collography and monotypes. As well as using conventional printing inks I also use clay slips.