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About Me


I worked in Sydney Australia back in 1996-1998, and whilst there I wondered what to do to meet up with people.  I decided to do some evening classes one of which was Pottery.  I had no art background but thoroughly enjoyed it and decided to carry it on when I returned to the UK.  I subsequently attended classes at Richmond and Hilcroft Adult Community College (RHACC) and as they say the rest is history.  I take a keen interest in not only the art of pottery but also the science behind it.  I find it fascinating, and frustrating, just how much small changes to the glaze, the firing cycle, the firing atmosphere, and/or the clay can change the look and feel of the final ceramic form. 

I work primarily as a thrower but enjoy exploring all forms, vessels and processes.  It was through all this that I discovered a love for the RAKU firing process as well as other "smoking" processes.

Nowadays, I am semi retired due to family circumstances but I work at RHACC as a part time Ceramic Technician, reflecting my love of the science of Pottery.  I am also a part time tutor.

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