Born in London she studied painting and pottery at Goldsmith's College, London. Between 1973 and 1988 she lived in Wales before moving to Oxford. She used the hand building techniques of coiling and pinching to create thin walled sculptural vessels. The exterior of the vessels were sometimes brushed with oxidies and slips but often left unglazed. She is the author of a number of books including "Coiled Pottery, Traditional and Contemporary Ways", A&C Black (1985, 2003), and "The Figure in Fired Clay" (2001).