Largely self-taught in both disciplines, I have been producing both metal and mosaic works for almost twenty years since retiring from a career in university lecturing and HR.
My work allows me to explore my love of nature and its forms. I use a wide range of materials to create colourful and fascinating mosaics, sometimes combining found objects, hand-made ceramic pieces, household pottery with glass, glazed and unglazed tiles.
My metal work, which is created in my Purbeck workshop, is inspired by nature and mainly depicts my interpretation of plant forms and creatures such as birds, fish, geckos and seahorses. Nature is a constant source of ideas and metal has the flexibility and versatility to mimic natures forms.
My mosaics are mainly created in my workspace in Ealing, where I also hold weekly "drop-in" sessions and the occasional week-end mosaic courses, allowing me to pass on my passion for mosaics.
I find both disciplines to be thoroughly relaxing and therapeutic and, as the world around us can be a constant source of ideas, my work has taken on a myriad of forms, colours and combinations.
I am happy to discuss commissions and always welcome new ideas.