My website is designed to give you all the information you need to know about my hand painted ceramics.
You can telephone, or email me to select items, arrange a visit to my studio, or to discuss personal hand painted commissions.
I do commissions for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, christenings, or any special occasion.
A few examples of recent commissions include cups for a wedding, a large platter and a jug for a birthday, and even some pasta bowls with the recipients dachshund on them.
Each commission is uniquely hand painted onto pottery, and underneath the cup, plate, jug , teapot, you can have a personalised inscription.
I also do hand painted tile panel commissions where I paint amongst other things chickens, flowers, beach huts, lobsters, fish. These tile panels have been for kitchens, bathrooms, toilets, and even a Shepherds hut!
You will also find dates for my forthcoming craft shows, exhibitions for the year ahead.
My ceramics is colourfully intense, some would say bright, hand painted in my North Norfolk studio, not too far from Norwich, and not too far from the beach.
I am surrounded by gardens, flowers, chickens, partridges etc, all of which give me inspiration for my hand painted pottery.
Maybe you have seen, or bought my work at Jarrolds, The Bond Street Gallery in Hingham, Wiveton Hall, or Holkham Hall.
My work is in limited supply as it is hand painted, but if you want to look further, also check my instagram account. My colours and designs are always changing but hopefully you will find something here for you.
18th-20th April 10-5pm.
Outside Jarrolds in the Forum, Norwich.
4th - 6th May 10-4pm.
Langham Mixed Show
Langham Village Hall. NR25 7AB
8th June 10-4pm.
East Ruston garden event
Old Vicarage, East Ruston. NR12 9HN
4th - 10th July 10-5pm.
Halesworth pop up shop at I-Chameleon
Thoroughfare Halesworth. IP19 8AR
16th - 21st July 10-5pm.
A one off show of East Ruston inspired work in East Ruston Gardens. In the Pavilion, Mediterranean garden
East Ruston Gardens, Old Vicarage. NR12 9HN
Sandringham flower show in the craft marquee
3rd - 9th August 10-5pm.
Blakeney parish rooms, St Nicholas church rooms
Down by the Quayside
17th August 10 till it rains.
Burnham Market craft fair on the green
26th September until 2nd October 10-5pm.
143 High Street
New Buckenham Village Hall
New Buckenham, Norfolk.
16th November - 17th November. 11am to 4pm
Christmas Show in the Studio.
Mill Farm Annex, Rectory Road, Elsing, near Dereham, Norfolk NR20 3EQ
24th November 10-5pm.
Pensthorpe Natural Park, Christmas fair
To Be Confirmed
30th November - 1st December
Saturday 10-4pm and Sunday 11-5pm
The Cracking Christmas Fair, Octagon Barn, Little Plumstead
Norwich. NR13 5FH
4th - 7th December 10-5pm.
Outside Jarrolds in the Forum, Norwich.
Take a look at the GALLERY section for ideas.
In addition, I usually have a good selection of work in my studio which you are welcome to visit by appointment.
Alternatively, you may also wish to visit one of the Events listed in this section above.
Finally, there is a commission fee for bespoke items starting at £5 up to 10% of the normal price.
For example, as a gift you may request a few words, dates, names, etc on the base or rim of a plate, jug, teapot or other item of your choice to commemorate an anniversary, birthday or other special occasion.
I also design tile panels of all sizes and dimensions and have completed several for offices and restaurants as well as private homes.
Most typically, these are for bathrooms and kitchens and are especially popular for those who require a specific backdrop for kitchen ranges and Agas.
(As with all commissions, if you have a specific request please telephone or email in the first instance for an initial consultation, without obligation.)
I have studied art at college and University and have an art related degree and MA.
But what's more important for me is that as a child I used to paint with my granny every weekend.
She was a really talented artist. She took me to all sorts of country and coastal retreats with a flask of tea and marmite sandwiches.
I now seem to see the world in terms of colour, texture, pattern and design; I'm always stockpiling ideas and never seem to catch up with the work of putting them together. I love to vary the colour tones, often by mistake and just see if I'm pleased with the outcome.
I do find birds, fish, flowers, animals and chickens particularly fascinating subjects. We have about 20 bantams roaming the garden; they're moody and broody and sometimes provide us with eggs. Their plumage and colour variations are fascinating and complex; I can often stare at them for ages when I should be working.
I also love my garden, though sometimes it gets neglected. I collect plants and stuff them into borders without much thought attached. I rarely know the names of them but usually it works out somehow and here again the colours and shapes feature in lots of my work. It is particularly nice to sit and work in the garden along with the sounds and the scents of a summer's day (when we get one!); oh and the odd glass of wine.
I have a little dog called Rosie and a wonderful new puppy, Margo and together they distract me as much as the chickens.
I basically love colour and nature is the finest source of that.
I undertake many individual design commissions. This may be a specific design, pattern or colour added to a particular item