After studying fine art on a two year foundation course in Thurrock, Essex took a degree in fine art ceramics at Exeter College Of Art And Design.
After a couple of years creating sculpture and working in Leicester, including a stint at Leicester Artists Studios I gained a postgraduate teaching
After teaching at Rowley Fields and Edward VIIth secondary schools we moved down to the South West and I spent 15 years at Nailsea School, becoming an assistant year head with a good six months towards the end as full year head, standing in for a colleague. 
During my last years there I returned to creating artwork and exhibiting. The exhibitions took off and I made the plunge to return to my artwork full time. 
The workshops began with Bristol Museum during a summer celebrating a Henry Moore Centenary. 
In 2009 I had a phone call out of the blue asking if I would like to be part of a small team working on a British Council Cairo, Bristol City Council project on the theme Cultural Crossings. This was to last two years and involve a trip to Cairo and return visits from Egyptian teachers and artists. How could I refuse?