I made a late entry to a career as an artist. I started out in a different profession, then spent time at home with my four young children. Along the way, I developed a passion for clay, particularly the ceramic language of materiality, process, and form. I am fascinated by its documentary power – everyday life, events and ideas can be captured in clay objects.
There are two main strands to my work: a primary practice which documents and explores historical and contemporary social themes that primarily relate to the Black African diaspora, and a creative collaborative practice as 2nd Shift with Leonora Lockhart, researching and responding to the impact of being an artist-mother.
In 2021 I gained a first-class BA (Hons) in Ceramic Design at Central Saint Martins, and am a member of the Pollen Collective of artists. A previous project was recently shown at NYCxDesign 2023, and some of my current work at London Craft Week 2023 Open Studios.
I have been awarded the RJ Washington Bursary Award 2023.