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I studied ceramics in the 70s at Christ Church College in Canterbury and have been making pots as well as bringing up a family and teaching ever since.

I mostly throw stoneware and porcelain, with gold, glass and oxide inlays, scraffito and coloured slips and clays. I fire in a gas kiln, which gives me constant headaches, mingled with delight. I find the process of throwing enormously rewarding and exciting.

My multicultural background (starting with my Egyptian grandfather) has been a leading influence on my pots. My love of patterns and round pot shapes started on a gap year in Kenya. I then worked as a potter for two years in Malaysia, setting up two rural potteries with the British Council and a third in the local museum where I certainly learned as much as I taught. Several visits to South India have increased my interest in colour and pattern. Attending courses with John Solly, David and Margaret Frith, Seth Cardew, and Jo Connell amongst others, inevitably influences my work.

I have taught in the Canterbury prison, several schools in Kent, at a music course in Wimbledon, and privately at home.

I have had three solo exhibitions in Singapore, and with the British Council in Kuala Lumpur and more recently at the online Green Chair Gallery, at the King's School, and ours is often one of the Open Houses in the Canterbury Festival.

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