After 20 years working as a Mental Health professional, I spent a year living in Canada, where I discovered an enthusiasm for painting, quilting and ceramics. On return to Britain in 1997 I started my formal educational journey which led to a degree in Ceramic Art and Design from West Wales School of the Arts in 2009. Exhibiting frequently with installation, painting and ceramics since, my makers roots from across the pond have led to work of a decidedly eclectic quality where the boundaries between fine art and craft dissolve in the execution of an idea.
The transformation of materials, usually involving fire, is at the heart of my practice. I favour the use of materials with a feminine edge, and almost always multiples in some incantation.
The work on show in “Never Done” is born from a common place textile used in one aspect of a women’s productive life. These textiles have been transformed into porcelain with lustre applied, the objective to celebrate, elevate and permanently record their use. And with a nod to the fact, that for me this now extinguished area of production has found an equally rewarding alternative use for the material.