I studied 3D design/ceramics at Bath Academy of art and gained a 1st Class BA Hons. After which I moved to London and ran a successful ceramics business for over 20 years producing a broad range of products from ‘One Off’ pieces to tableware and bathroom accessories, selling to galleries and major retailers in the UK, USA, Germany and Japan.
After relocating to Oxford I decided to concentrate on producing ‘One offs’ and teaching, which I did for many years. I have now decided to leave teaching and return to making ceramics full time.
Clients include: Numerous independent galleries, Designers Guild, Fortnum and Mason, Harvey Nichols, Heals, John Lewis and Liberty. Barneys, Gumps and Henri Bendel in the USA and Coure de Coure in Japan.
Publications include: The Independent, The Times, Cosmopolitan, Country Living, Elle Decoration, Homes and Interiors, House and Garden, Ideal Home, Cosmopolitan, Country Homes and Interiors.
Trade and retail shows include: The New York Gift Fair, Top Drawer, Chelsea Crafts Fair, The Country Living Show, The Affordable Arts Fair.
Design work: Liberty, Marks and Spencer, Poole Pottery and Oxfam.
Project Manager/Design Consultant
I co-ordinated a poster competition for HE and FE students in order to produce a poster advertising the reopening of the New LondonTransport Museum which went live on the Underground 02.2008.
Author of ‘Painting on Ceramics’
I was commissioned by Conran Octopus to write a book called ‘Painting on Ceramics’, published in 2000, it was aimed at pottery cafes which were springing up at the time. It sold over 40,000 copies in several countries. See book
EU Design Consultant
Commissioned by the EU to travel to the Philippines and advise manufacturers on producing designs for the Western market. Visited factories, created designs and discussed production methods with their potters.
Breach of copyright
After discovering identical copies of my mug designs in Whittards I sought legal advice from Stephens Innocent who successfully sued them for theft of my design work. See article
Set up and ran Artists’ Studio in London
The studio was opened by HRH Prince Charles See more