1952 Born London. Educated St Paul’s Girls’ School
1974 BA in History, Cambridge University
1976 Postgraduate Teaching Certificate, Goldsmiths College, London
1987 H.Dip, Furniture Design and Production, London College of Furniture
1999 M.A in Philosophy, Reading University
2003 M.Phil in Philosophy, Reading University
2004-9 B.A in Ceramics, University of Westminster at Harrow.
Married to Peter Jay.
3 sons: Tommy (b 87), Sammy(b 88) and Jamie(b 92)
2009, 08, 06, 04, Interim shows, London Gallery West
2003 Joint show with Lena Casely Heyford, Oxfordshire Art Week
(1987 Showed my furniture in Harrods, Earls Court, Olympia…resulting in commission
from David Hicks and interest from Conran and Sheridan Coakley. But had babies instead…..)
2007 Work experience with Dylan and Jane Bowen.
2008 Biodegradable clay casket for cremation ashes, Isle of Wight
My part- Danish parents were in the museum world (V&A, Sir John Soane), so I am
steeped in Scandinavian design and the history of the decorative arts.
I have had a chequered career: assistant to the Sex Pistols, History teacher and
Head of Department in Inner London schools, textbook writer/editor, student of Furniture
Production, researcher in Philosophy, housewife and mother, and local councillor.
Studying ceramics has unified all this experience – it felt like coming home.
I make semi-useful, semi-figurative, semi-decorative objects to be lived with.
My current theme is ‘the heart’, with its wide connotations- emotion, the body, Folk
Art, domestic life….
I like making and decorating colourful earthenware things in ways that are expressive
but ambiguous, childlike but thoughtful, energetic but serious.