"This is my ‘second coming’ with clay.
My first was a passionate affair from the age of 17 till my mid 30’s, that took me from a half day a week lesson - as part of a diploma course - to a degree at Harrow and finally running my own studio in London for a decade, before feeling ‘burnt out’ and embracing motherhood instead. Being an all or nothing kind of person, I left clay behind completely whilst fully immersing myself with being a mum and all that entailed.
It’s funny - I was hopeless at clay in my senior school but as soon as I discovered it at college it was different. I knew then that this was what I wanted to do forever.
Lucie Rie at the time was my biggest influence - the fact that she was still potting into her late eighties was truly inspiring. That was what I wanted to do too!