I was born in Portsmouth in the UK in 1968 and graduated with a degree in English Studies from Hallam University (formerly Sheffield Polytechnic), before coming to Japan in 1993.
Whilst working as a teacher I took an evening class in pottery from 2000 and got hooked. In 2002 I was accepted onto a two-year full-time ceramic art course at the Aichi Prefectural Ceramics High School in Seto city. The course is for people who have graduated from high school and I was part of a group of 20 students ranging in age from 18 to 50.
After graduating in 2004, I moved to Hachioji – a city on the Western edge of the Tokyo Metropolitan area - and now work out of a small “studio” in a house firing my work in an electric kiln. All my work is made of the same porcelain clay which I get from a maker in Seto. I make all my own glazes which are fired to about 1250 degrees in an oxidizing atmosphere.
I have been exhibiting my work since 2006 mainly in and around Tokyo. I also participate in the Mashiko Pottery Fair held in the Spring. My work is available for purchase at Mashiko Pottery Fair and during exhibitions.
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