The first time I ‘played’ with clay I was studying a foundation course in Art & Design at Hopwood Hall College when I was 18 years old. I loved it, especially working on the wheel. I however never pursued it and ended up studying Industrial Design at UCLan. This decision I took as I felt, at the time, that I was more interested in designing functional objects. Roll on a few years and clay called me back. Initially attending a night class then with working at my local college as technician and teaching assistant, I even started teaching ceramics to a local school.
I became more serious about my ceramics when I was made redundant from the college, so with turning a negative into a positive I invested my redundancy money into purchasing a kiln and potters wheel. With the help from my talented Dad and his carpentry skills I then converted a cabin in my garden into my studio/workshop, or as I like to call, ‘my shed!’.
In September 2017 I started a Masters degree in Ceramics, this blog will document the journey that I am to take, a journey that I am very much loving!!