I make 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, which can be shared in their time through gift, exchange, or exhibition, as well as into the future as kept or found archaeological 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.

I am based in London where I gained a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Ceramic Design at Central St Martins in 2021, before studying at the Royal College of Art. 
2023   MA Ceramics & Glass, Royal College of Art
            RJ Washington Bursary Award
            Dissertation: the ethnographic object - a subject of decolonial writing (distinction)
2021    BA (Hons) Ceramic Design (First Class)

Solo Exhibitions
2024   Crossing Continents  TAFETA Gallery, Charlotte Street, London

Group Exhibitions
2024   2nd Shift in Residence at RuptureXIBIT, Hampton Wick
            Empower HER: Creativity, Courage & Magical Thinking  CasildART Contemporary, Connaught St, London 
            Now Now, TAFETA Gallery, Charlotte Street , London
            SHOW Royal College of Art, Truman Brewery, London
            London Craft Week Open Studios
            NYCxDesign Festival, New York
            Fermenting, Fitzarts Advisory, London
2022   Preface, Pumphouse Gallery, London
            Art in the time of Corona, Volume 3. Dab Art Co Los Angeles (online)
2021    Circle, Pollen Collective, Great Russell Street, London
            Unmute @Bargehouse, Oxo Tower, London
            Here, I made this: dialogues of distance,  Pollen Collective ,One Paved Court, Richmond on Thames
2020   Absence: Presence, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas

Awards & Nominations
2023    Young Masters Cockpit Arts Award
            Shortlisted Maylis Grand Young Masters Ceramics Prize
            Olymp'arts Runner Up Royal College of Arts Ceramics & Jewellery
2021    WantedDesign Online International Schools Show - winner, Social Impact Award
            WantedDesign Online International Schools Show - Emerging Designer Showcase
            Nominated MullenLowe NOVA Award
            Shortlisted Arts Thread Global Design Graduate Show

2021    Body Vessel Clay, Two Temple Place, London 

In Publication
2023   Ceramic Review p10 Jan-Feb
            Emerging Potters #31 and #33
            Surface Decoration for Ceramics: A Creative Guide for the Contemporary Maker,  
                Claire Ireland , The Crowood  Press.                                             
2020   Crafts No.285 ReMaking the Monument p.54