More latterly though, two-dimensional work never felt quite enough – and I’d always been curious about how pots are made and fascinated by the likeness of portraiture in statues. So, several years ago I travelled to Devon to take part in sculpture classes and whilst I loved the experience, again wasn’t quite reconciled to the idea that this was the right thing for me. I found myself searching for something else again. I’d seen local ceramics classes being advertised and eventually became fortunate enough to grasp a place! My passion for clay and hand building began, and when the course finished during that first Summer, I knew that I had to find further opportunities for me to increase my learning. I haven’t stopped since that time – noticing the inspiration, happiness, satisfaction and willingness to take a leap of faith, by retiring early and establishing a ceramics studio where I can work more of the time, creating versatile ceramics for everyday use alongside forms with a more sculptural emphasis.