I arrived in France from my native Wales in 2001, settled in the magnificent Sarthe countryside and am proud to hold both French and UK nationality. Having graduated in 1990 with a BA Hons in Ceramics from the University of the West of England, it was only when I began to enjoy “la vie rurale” I had the freedom to explore and develop my technique in my own pottery and create a range of ceramic art for exhibition and sale alongside running workshops.
Whilst you can view other genre across the site, an enduring love and fascination of the natural world - enhanced during the Covid19 pandemic - inspired me to specialise in animal sculpture.
All creatures live in the moment and whether a realistic or whimsical interpretation, I want the viewer to feel the spirit and essence of the animal as I did when I captured its image.
Bringing the sculpture to life results in a unique creation. Being mindful of the morphology and body language, creating a slight incline of the head, giving a sparkle to the eyes or raising an eyebrow is the difference between crafting a sterile, souless object and an expressive, magical work of art. We are then able to celebrate the personality, intention and beauty of the beast together.
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
Anatole France, French Poet
Work available for sale in the gallery is accessed with a click through icon and I also work to order. These commissions have ranged from an intimate recreation of a much loved pet to a statement piece representing an animal personality from the wild side