I make contemporary ceramics inspired by Mid-Century Modern in monochrome and decorated ranges. Tableware challenges me to make pottery that is both beautiful and practical and I subscribe to the ideal of Charles and Ray Eames of getting the best to the greatest number of people for the least.

I’m a selected member and a trustee of the Society of Designer Craftsmen, the multi-craft society whose founding presidents were Walter Crane and William Morris. It’s now one of the leading national organisations promoting the crafts in Britain and representing the best designers.

I was awarded the St Albans Museums Trust Prize in 2013 for ceramics at the University of Hertfordshire Galleries and received the Judge’s Award at the London Potters’ 2017 exhibition at Morley College.

I write about the decorative arts, particularly those of Europe and north America after 1850. My main interest is in ceramics and I’m particularly interested in the place where art and manufacturing meet.