​All my pottery pieces are entirely handmade - created by throwing on the wheel, sculpting facial featues, painting with vivid underglazes, and a mixture of sgraffito and mishima decoration techniques. I love bold colour and exploring with a paintbrush.

Since childhood, art and creativity have always been my thing. I later got into portrait painting and then digital illustration. It wasn't until 2016, after a pregnancy in front of the BBC's Great Pottery Throw Down, that I began to put my designs into clay and the hands-on romance of ceramics began. I took ceramics evening classes for a few years and at the end of 2018 signed up for my own studio space.

Totterdown is a great spot for inspiring creativity with it's vibrant community and open mindset. You see all walks of life here and somehow they jumble along with music and creativity at their soul. Outside of my time in the pottery studio, I'm happiest exploring the coastline, dancing to bands in my local pub, taking endless photos and camping in the wilderness. Travel has been a big part of my life and definitely influences my art.

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