I first trained at the Limerick School of Art and Design where I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Ceramics. I then went on to study for a further two years at the DCCOI’s Ceramic Skills and Design Course in Thomastown, Kilkenny. Since graduating from Thomastown I spent the next two and half years travelling around South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand visiting and working in various ceramic studios. I have since returned to Ireland to set up my own ceramic studio in the historic Workhouse in Kilmacthomas, County Waterford, at the foot of the Comeragh Mountains and next to the magnificent Deise Greenway.
My collection of fine porcelain with its intricately decorated surfaces and glazes, takes its inspiration from our exquisite Irish landscape. The tactile surfaces and marine palette of glazes reflect the light, colour and texture of the Irish coast, while the pops of colour found throughout my tableware are reminiscent of Ireland’s vibrant flora.
I pay homage to the classic pottery form and add my own contemporary twist in my distinctive embellishments; the resulting pieces invite touch and interaction and this is exactly my intent.