Within a year of graduating from Dartington College of Arts, I was grappling with the reality of becoming a disabled woman. Clay has allowed me to construct a visual language to explore my experiences with chronic illness.
I am a contemporary figurative sculptor fascinated by storytelling. For me, mythology is a primal thing. It is a search for truth. It sums up our human desire for understanding so neatly that I can think of no better lens through which to confront and explore.
I strive for realism in my work, not down to the pores of the skin but down to the rhythm of our underlying musculature. There is a poetry of rightness to the body when captured skilfully and a deep satisfaction in capturing the vitality of each sitter.