60 second interview
Q: What is your favourite colour?A: GreyQ: Who first inspired you to start making/ creating and what words of advice did they give you?A: A few years ago I was sorting through my old school stuff and I found a notebook from when I was 10 years old. I came across a page, which asked the question; what do you want to be when you grow up? My answer came as a bit of a shock as I had totally forgotten about it, it said in big letters that I wanted to be a potter and there was an old-fashioned vase drawing to illustrate it. Then I remembered that I used to go to Saturday pottery classes with my mum and sister and my teacher saying that I had a great eye for detail with a real passion for making. Q: Where and when do you most like to work?A: I love my studio space at Cockpit Arts, especially when it is all neat and tidy. (Downside of using clay – mess!!!)
The biggest issue I have is that when I start making I cant stop and sometimes I do a 10-hour day because I am so excited about making a new piece. Q: Which season of the year most inspires you?A: SpringQ: What can't you work without?A: This is going to sound really silly, it doesn’t matter if I am in the studio making or in the office designing or doing paperwork I always have to have a cup of tea next to me. Q: Whose work do you most admire?A: I can appreciate a wide spectrum of creative talent/work varying from famous artists and designers to up and coming makers. Q: What is your favourite piece of fiction and why?A: I like detail, mystery and problem solving and for me there is only one person who satisfies all these elements, the queen of crime Agatha Christie.
Q: What do you do to relax?A: Do artists ever relax?
I do enjoy disappearing to the countryside for the day with my husband and little boy. Q: Describe your artistic style in 3 words. A: Detail