I studied ceramics at Grays School of Art in Aberdeen, graduating in 1984 and have been a ceramist since then, working from my studio in Edinburgh.
I have exhibited widely in Scotland and internationally.
The inspiration for my work comes from the plant world. I take elements from different parts of plants - particularly water lilies - to create my own hybrids. My work explores the sculptural quality of plants whilst also trying to capture their vulnerability and sensuality.
The effect of light and shadows are an integral part of the work and in the past year I have introduced a monochrome palette which emphasizes the transfer of natural light through pure white translucent porcelain in relation to the density of black porcelain. A more recent development has been the use of printmaking techniques to add plant imagery as surface decoration.
My intention is for the work to sit comfortably in either a sculptural or functional environment.
I am a Professional Member of the Craft Potters Association and the Society of Scottish Artists.