Specialised in ceramics. Also studied oil and mixed media, and basic
Taught in schools, where most lessons had an art
bias, whatever the subject!
Continued studying painting and
pottery in the evenings.
Short studies at Southend and
Colchester art schools, in ceramics.
While raising 3 daughters
and renovating houses, continued studying life drawing and
In 1985 moved to School House near Boxford, Suffolk.
Purchased house from Edward Middleditch and humbly inherited his Studio.
Painted for many years with the Little Cornard Art Group, and
also with John Constable at his studio in Dedham.
Continued studying ceramics with Alan Baxter at his Pottery
workshops in Somersham, near Ipswich.
Short course at the
Welch pottery studios with Jenny Welch.
Set up own pottery for
regular classes for students of all ages.
Often taken pottery
sessions in schools to fit in with curriculums, whether Romans etc.
masks, tiles, Andrew Goldsworthy or sawdust firing.
pottery at Salters Hall School in Sudbury for many years.
run Saturday classes for children in pottery.
Teach groups of
children or adults whenever they can come, or for special occasions or
Also held classes for a wonderful group from Headway in
Colchester set up to help people with brain injuries.
taught painting to a group battling with the effects of a stroke, and
now teach them pottery.
I have probably learned as much from
these wonderful people as they have from me.
Alongside this I have painted in watercolour for many years and
latterly fallen again for acrylics and oils.
Had many solo and
shared painting exhibitions.
Paintings in collections in
Canada, USA, Australia and Europe, as well as UK.
For the last
four years exhibited with my daughter, Jo Land, and her ceramics in my
studio at the School House.
Continue to love painting and ceramics, both trying to attain a
higher standard in each myself and teaching others to bring out their
own talent, and experience the joy of both. The challenges and
potentials of each are limitless.