I met Ian at Cambridge Art School, where I joined the illustration course. Later I moved to Waltham Forest to do fashion design, but became a magazine and book illustrator until motherhood took pride of place in my life. Throughout this time I always enjoyed other creative pursuits: sewing; knitting; silkscreen printing; painting; paper jewellery and looking; always looking.

Thanks to having visited countless craft shows, I found pottery to be my inspiration for many years, but my first encounter with clay was at adult education classes. I loved it. Much later, I had the chance to join the pottery department at the resource centre where, for thirteen years, I worked at other crafts with adults with special needs. They loved it, too!

My life-long interest in fabric, pattern and colour has influenced my approach to creating my own pottery, which often has the semblance of a textile about it. I tend to work intuitively with my own hand-made stamps to provide a textured pattern enhanced by several sympathetic colours and a hint of lustre.

Annie