I began working with clay at Kim Sachs’ studio/gallery in Johannesburg when I was a teenager. After school I took some time out and wanted to build up my art portfolio. I was lucky enough to do an Art Foundation Diploma at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in London. I built upon my love of clay and it was there that I discovered Art Therapy. Upon returning to South Africa I completed my B.A. Fine Arts at Michaelis, University of Cape Town. I specialized in Sculpture and my final work used ceramic and wood. I then returned to London to do my M.A. Art Therapy. Now back in beautiful Cape Town I work with children and have a fantastic shared studio at The Old Biscuit Mill.
Nature, trees, organic forms, underwater creatures and human anatomy.
One of the biggest accomplishments was completing a grueling Masters in Art Therapy overseas. Another huge triumph was a successful move back to South Africa after 5 years overseas. That first year I won the Runner-Up award in the newcomers section at the Western Cape Ceramic Society’s annual competition and exhibition, and the scene was set for my creative explosion back in this country!
I am just in the process of getting my work into more shops and Galleries around the Cape. I am a keen entrant into art competitions and hope to win one soon.
I love the people here, the energy, and the sense of opportunity. Cape Town is such an exciting, vibrant city. I am constantly admiring the mountain and being inspired by all the beauty. We are so lucky to have nature on our doorstep and I take every opportunity to get out and enjoy it!