Welcome! My website, my art, my life.
I am a lot of things. A teacher, a potter, an entrepreneur, a wife, a dog-mum, a friend, an enemy, a daughter, a sister, on a good day a genius and on a bad one a flake.
The one word that I feel truly explains where my heart & soul live, is Artist.
So I made this site, that is what you do right? Tell someone you are an artist and they want to see your stuff on the screen?
I do things. I draw, I collage, I paint and I play.
I love working with clay. It has become my life, I share it weekly with others and when it come to making art, I ‘think’ in it.
Bruno, my husband and I are united in the love of ceramics. We collect it we use it and we make it…. http://wigwamceramics.com/
I started teaching after university, in exchange for a studio space. It hadn’t occurred to me as an option before then but it has become a way to meet and connect with people.
It is a simple business, but I make people happy which gives me a deep sense of worth & purpose.
I love being my own boss, it suits me. However, it can be very demanding and takes me away from my art work ….
I find committing to drawing trips with my friend Tim so helpful.
He is a great inspiration for me because he never stops working!
The truth is I just don’t find it so easy to make, I wish I did but accepting it is a good starting point. I am never short of ideas and thoughts but the action of sitting down and doing is a battle. Knowing what I need helps, lots of space and time to think and be ….
Being creative is easy for me on holiday, when I feel like I have permission to play and forget everything else. But a few weeks a year is not enough!
So, I have decide that this is what this blog will be, a truthful account of my struggle to work. My work itself, is often about rawness, truth and exposure so this seems appropriate.
I choose to be an honest genius rather than a fake flake. Hopefully my vulnerability will inspire you to connect………..
To be continued : )