I live in the Cotswolds and create my animals in my studio in the garden. I have Asperger's Syndrome, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia which makes social situations difficult for me. I find it easier to express myself through my artwork.
I work in earthen ware and stoneware clay as they have a soft, malleable texture.
It's amazing to turn a lump of clay into something created in my imagination and by my hands.
I also go along to a pottery group at Stanton Guildhouse in Gloucestershire, where I can meet up with other local potters and sculpters.
Each animal I make is unique, with its own distinct personality. They are tactile, friendly and humorous.
I sell my work at local craft fairs, online and by commission.
I also design cards for Christmas. I have a series of 12 designs of African animals printed as notelets and I have produced some hand made prints of my animals.
Recently, I have started making papier mache animals which can be hung from the ceiling, and I am very excited with the results.