As a mature student I graduated from The University of Glamorgan in 1998 with a BA Hons (1st) in Combined Studies, majoring in Ceramics.
In 2015 I had the privilege of assisting Rita Badilla-Gudino at The International Ceramic Festival in Aberystwyth.
This experience truly rekindled my urge to play with clay.
My work is quite eclectic, as I am constantly exploring different ways of working and am fascinated by the endless possibilities of my evolving practice and subject matter.
Much of my current work stems from my spiritual journey, and was instigated when I was invited to create five female Buddhas for Taraloka Buddhist Retreat Centre near Bettisfield. This project greatly strengthened my drive to create and to deepen my connection with, and love of, the Dharma.
The simple act of handling and moulding clay can help me process different aspects of my spiritual practice, whilst the resultant work serves to open dialogue or spark more avenues for exploration.
I work in a studio at the top of my garden that I built using mostly reclaimed materials. It is here that I enjoy the rich possibilities brought about by creating ceramics (and delving into the Dharma).
Why 'The Hare and The Elephant'? Well, I was making a gift for a friend and chose an elephant design as it was particularly pertinent to her. I also love elephants so it was great playing with designs. I also really love hares and so soon I was creating various treasures using both animals as inspiration. Although I have quite a vast range now I still return to those subjects regularly. I also liked the sound of it as a name for my business :)