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I grew up in Yorkshire in the north of England as one of five children. My mother was an amateur opera singer and my father a coal and gold miner in England and Ghana. We were always surrounded by craftsman and women, actor’s, singers, embroiderers, stone masons, carvers, rope splicer’s, painters and knitters. I cannot remember a time when I didn’t knit. Even now I always have a project on the go.
Over the years wool led to spinning and weaving. It was while I was attending an evening weaving class taught by Maxine Veitch at Claremont School of Art, that I met a potter who would down shuttles in class and say "I’m just off to throw a dozen mugs or a dozen plates.” I was terribly impressed by this. It wasn't long after I took up the challenge and enrolled in a pottery class.
I attended an introductory course in clay work and was put off very quickly by the coarse clay I had been given to throw with.
It wasn't until we were in New Zealand a year later with my husband (a New Zealander) and our two sons, that I joined the local Arts to Crafts Centre in Marton and, encouraged by a friend Ros Morrison, I joined the pottery class and cautiously approached clay. I was hooked. Macs Mud (a local clay produced by Royce McGlashen NZ) was wonderful, its soft creamy consistency opened up a whole new world and my journey in clay had begun. I still take great pleasure in working with clay since my introduction all those years ago, it is a wonderful journey to be on.
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