I work as a ceramic artist, potter and teacher and organise exhibitions and events in the Arts and Crafts community locally and also nationally for the Scottish Potters Association.
Since moving to Arbroath in Angus I have been teaching ceramics to adults and family groups from my workshop at home. I have also worked with Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust with various groups including people who have had strokes, those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and a Chronic Pain Group as well as people receiving palliative care in Perth.
Prior to this I studied at Duncan of Jordanstone in Dundee (B.Des 2.1. in 2000) and Grays Faculty of Art & Design in Aberdeen (MFA 2006) where I also worked for 3 years. In Aberdeen I also worked with the City Council facilitating ceramics projects in schools and hospitals.
I have been a member of the Scottish Potters Association since 1996, and have had different roles in this organisation including Newsletter Editor and Chair, now Exhibitions Coordinator and I am enjoying this role.
My original training and work was as a research psychologist and this underpins my teaching in ceramics but also the Wellness Classes based on Capacitar Practices that I run.