An early interest in art led me to undertake training as an art teacher with a major in ceramics.
After completing my degree, I taught in secondary schools for about fifteen years.
During that time I built a studio and was producing ceramic work, making both functional items and sculpture.
I was constantly experimenting with decoration techniques.
I then started to experiment with manipulating metal sheets and discovered that I could create vessel forms by joining the metal and combining it with other materials.
This led to further trials with decoration techniques and I learned how to combine rust and copper paints with normal enamels for some exciting surface decoration effects.
As well as the vases, I also used these techniques to create a series of decorative wall sculptures that could be used indoors or outside.
Soon after this I began to experiment with abstract paintings on canvas as well.
Although facing my first blank canvas was a bit daunting, it was fortunately a reasonably easy transition as a lot of my preferred decoration techniques for pottery had been abstract designs.
All my current work is contemporary abstract art however it is likely to expand into other areas such as sculptural vases, light fittings, furniture and sculpture in the not too distant future.
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