Following studies at Dartington College of Arts, near Totnes, and Rolle College of Education, Exmouth in the 1970s, I sought a lifestyle that would unite my interests in art, people and nature. This lead to many years of working in Communities together with adults and teenagers with learning disabilities in England and South Africa.
In 1998, I opened a new chapter in life, hoping to develop my love of ceramics. Ironically I fell into an unexpected passion: that of carving stone which I can best explain by a simple need to “knock against something” in a order to make a transition in work and identity.
I subsequently carved many abstract and tactile sculptures for homes and gardens, exhibiting widely in various West Country Sculpture Trails and Galleries. I was also active in lasing between SW sculptors and Sculptors Bretagne.
The highlight of my career was a commissioned work for the Rosie Maternity Hospital Garden at Addenbrookes, Cambridge.
Recently, challenged by the weight and installation of large works, I have made a return journey into clay, enjoying its immediacy, diversity and manageable dimensions. I welcome visitors, by appointment, to my Studio in the heart of Chudleigh, Devon.