I studied ceramics at Wolverhampton University where I graduated in 2000 with a first class honours degree. I originally trained and worked in fashion design, which I feel is reflected in my sculpture, especially in my earlier designs.
My work revolves around the exploration of the female form and the identity of the ideal woman. Looking at the sensuality and inherent beauty of the female body, and drawing much influence from the catwalk and classical sculpture, I aim to capture the poise and elegance of the catwalk model, fluidity of movement and the essence of seduction within the semi-naked form.
Ultimately my work is about elegance and beauty.
All designs are sculpted by me, and each and every ceramic piece is also made by me in my studio, with drapery being added to each individual sculpture making every piece of work unique. Smooth lines are core elements of my designs, so it is essential at every stage of production, from sculpting the original design through to the final finishing of each sculpture, that I maintain a high level of finish, ultimately resulting in very tactile sculpture.
This attention to detail is maintained with my bronze sculptures, having developed a close working relationship with British foundries to ensure quality and perfection.
My work has been shown in many prestigious galleries and has been exhibited alongside such internationally renowned names as Salvador Dali. My work is regularly exhibited throughout the UK and Channel Islands, including Cork Street Gallery; Mall Galleries, London; and The Jonathan Wylder Gallery, Belgravia, London; and is in private collections throughout the world. In addition to joint and solo exhibitions in galleries, I also exhibit my work at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Hampton Court Palace Flower Show and major specialist ceramic events such as Art In Clay, where people have the opportunity to meet me in person to talk about my work.