My name is Lydia and I was born in London, UK.
At school you could always find me in the art room.
Making beautiful things has always been my means of escape and today I am so privileged to be able to work as a craftsperson.
I originally trained in fashion design at the University of Westminster. I worked for British design houses as well as freelancing as a pattern cutter. Through evening classes I experimented with clay for the first time, quickly realising this was a passion I needed to follow full time.
In 2018 I moved to Ireland to join the DCCI Pottery Skills and Design course with the goal of making ceramics my new career path.
After graduating in 2020 I decided to set up a studio in Kilkenny and am now making work to sell online and via galleries.
I find clay to be a wildly inspiring material to work with. It is possible to draw in the air as you throw on the wheel.
My process always begins with ideas drawn loosely in my many sketchbooks. I take these with me to the wheel and work on bringing these ideas to life, adding details and managing proportions as I go.
My clay of choice is porcelain, which has a ripeness for mark-making, and acts as a ready canvas for colourful glazes. I combine the shapes created on the wheel with hand-building techniques to create technically challenging, unique pots that mark moments of joy.