I graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 1997, winning a Design School Travel Award and the Chase Charity Scholarship in the first year submissions were accepted from Fine Art and Design graduates.
I established my own workshop and exhibited my ceramics across Scotland, in London, Dublin, Wales and Amsterdam. Elected a professional member of Visual Arts Scotland in 1998, I also served on its selection and hanging committee for 2 years from 1998-99.
In 2001, I established a freelance practice creating large scale decorative works for the hospitality sector, initially focussing on mosaics then expanding into creating full decorative schemes and bespoke artwork installations.
From 2004 - 2017, I was commissioned first as a freelance Craft Development Officer for West Kilbride Craft Town Scotland then employed as Executive Director. My role included supporting makers based in CTS studios and developing the project plan, then raising £1.7m capital & revenue funding to develop the Barony Centre. I managed all aspects of the centre and also led on its exhibition programme. I was incredibly proud that during my tenure the project won a Creative Scotland Creative Place Award in 2012.
I am once again making new work and stretching myself technically and creatively - I have ‘kept my hand in’. Despite gaps of several years, I’ve always found returning to using clay is like an instinct; it comes back really quickly.