Originally from Belfast I initially studied Contemporary Crafts in England before beginning the CCOI Pottery Skills course, in Thomastown, to improve the technical side of my work.
Thomastown gradually worked it's charm on me and I worked with several great potters over nearly seven years. More recently I moved back to Northern Ireland to take part in the Making It Programme. As part of the programme I have been placed at South Eastern Regional College in Downpatrick for the first 6 months and then Down Arts Centre for another 18 months. Alongside the workshop space I take part in business training as well as working alongside 7 other great crafts people.
The work I make is mostly for food.... my other love in life! I make pottery to be used in the kitchen, serving family and friends, especially my coffee pots which I can make to measure if you break your own. I try to make pieces that a fit into how you cook, my sister asked me to make her a small flat based bowl with a pouring spout for mixing marinades for her famous curry nights!
Registered with the Teaching Council of Ireland
Child Protection Training through Crafts Council of Ireland
Ba Honours in Contemporary Crafts
Foundation Diploma In Art and Design