I trained and worked as an industrial designer in South Africa where I was born. I worked as a designer for S.A. Phillips, then worked in the drawing office of a mining company while studying structural engineering, before moving to England to study ceramics at the Royal College of Art. Inspired by the collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum, I became fascinated with the endless possibilities for colour and texture in glazes at high temperatures, and the application of these in layers with free painterly brush strokes to produce unique combinations on my pots. The shapes are mostly thrown in a fine white stone ware clay with both function and form in mind, although I do sometimes work in porcelain and handbuild some pots. My first studio was in the East End of London with a group of painters and sculptors before establishing my home and pottery in converted barns in an old farmyard in Waterstock, just outside Oxford, where I have been both potting and teaching pottery for the last 30 years. I have exhibited my work in London, York, Cambridge, Oxford and many other rural towns, in one woman shows and group exhibitions.