I am an Englishwoman living in Durban where I have been for the past 20 odd years, other than a short period when I lived in Cramond, near Pietermartizburg. It was during my time there that I became interested in pottery and studied with Garth Hoets at his Hilton studio.
What started out as a way of balancing my extremely disciplined life as an athlete and sports coach with a little creativity has turned into a major passion and a serious form of expression. I continue in my “day job” and create my ceramics in my spare time. Most of my work is slab built in earthenware and decorated with underglazes, oxides and slips.
After my return to Durban I continued my clay journey with Corri Hook. I now create my work in a pleasant, plant-filled courtyard which provides much of the inspiration for my work.
In 2019 I won the “Mr Price Home Award” at the KZN Regional Exhibition for my slab-built “jagged” bowls, dishes and vessels as well as a “Highly Commended” award at the same event.