This Bio is fairly brief and to the point so you don't get too bored - feel free to skip to the glass... that's the important bit!
Having exhausted a rather large range of jobs my husband Ian and I went on holiday to Scotland, fell in love with Ayrshire and the West Coast, put in an offer on a ramshackle former coaching inn with amazing views, barns and a monstrous totally wild garden and found ourselves in a matter of days the soon to be new owners of a piece of history in the middle of nowhere! Our house in Sussex was sold, notice was given at work and within a matter of weeks we made the move with no jobs, two cats, one dog and a very odd assortment of furniture! It was here that my childhood love affair with the sea and the sand was re-kindled. Stretches of white sand, blue sea and not a person in sight became the backdrop for many of my days, the only downside being that if you ventured into the tempting water hypothermia became a serious consideration! I worked as an artist and therapist having retrained once we moved and loved it! After nearly five years we risked another holiday - this time down to the wilds of Dorset and Somerset - totally fatal! Yet another house was viewed, an offer made and the whole process began again... in reverse!
That was seven years and three children ago. Now based in Templecombe, Somerset, I have yet again re-trained, this time in glass and I can truly say it is my passion. I only create bowls, glass art and jewellery that I love and really hope that you will too.
We still have the well travelled cats and the dog and are now considering a further move nearer the sea, no holidays planned as yet though...