Where did you learn to throw?
I attended a weekly evening class run by Stuart Carey in Hoxton. I used to work in a print studio in the same building and wanted a new creative outlet. As soon as I started I was hooked on throwing and found that time just ran out when I was at the wheel. I went on to intern for Stuart and Nicola Tassie, who share a studio, and really honed my skills with them. A family friend, Karen Bunting (also an amazing potter), loaned me her old wheel which I put in my parents' shed - I then put in many hours of practice.
Where did your love of pottery come from?
As a child, I went to after school pottery classes. In these classes we would hand build little sculptures and ornaments - I think my initial love for ceramics came from there, we were encouraged to experiment and there weren’t many rules. Now, I love the knowing that people use my work on a daily basis, that a mug I make might be part of a morning ritual. And I love that pottery has seemingly infinite outcomes and variables, I feel that I am constantly learning. I studied Illustration (at Camberwell UAL) and spent most of my time in the print room, mono printing and etching - this led onto working at the print studio (Paupers Press) for many years after graduation. I see a link between print and pottery and the hands-on nature of both processes appeal to me.