I began my working life in the Jewellery quarter in Birmingham and subsequently went to Bournville College of Art, Derby University, and the University of Wales, Cardiff. I gained my PGCE (Post compulsory Education) from Nottingham Trent University.
I worked as a production thrower in a pottery in north Derbyshire and have worked as a Technician in Ceramics at the University of Derby and Loughborough College of Art (University). I began teaching ceramics skills on the foundation in Art Design course and Ceramic Technology (Glaze Chemistry) on the BA Ceramics at Loughborough whilst I was a part time technician and since completing my MA in Ceramics I have taught in Further and Higher Education, adult education, in Arts centres, secondary schools and with community groups. I ran an ‘open’ ceramics studio at Wysing Arts centre in Cambridgeshire where I taught on the NVQ in delivering Artwork development sessions and assisted the build of a Japanese wood firing ‘Anagama’ Kiln (cave/tunnel) and built a gas fired soda glaze kiln.
I have completed a number of residencies including 6 month residency at 'ArtworksMK' in Milton Keynes, at the 'International Ceramic Research Centre - Guldagergaard', Denmark, and Emmanuel College, Boston, USA.
Until recently, whilst teaching part time at Coventry University (foundation, undergraduate and Post graduate), I ran my own business making stoneware wheel thrown tableware from a workshop at Coventry Canal Warehouse and I have exhibited work for example in the UK, USA and Australia.