I trained at Hereford and Loughborough Art colleges, in textiles, then completed a teaching certificate at Hereford College of Education.
I taught Art and Design for many years and also had my own screen printing business, selling my work at craft fairs and major shows all over the country.
While teaching in a P.R.U. I became interested in pottery (I had many more boy students than girls and wanted to offer a bigger choice of activities). My husband, who was a potter, showed me how to hand-build and my love of clay was kindled.
I have developed my skills through various courses and evening classes..
Marine life, corals and fish are of great interest to me, I love snorkelling over a reef and watching the under water world and I try to bring these experiences into my work. We live in the country near the river and often walk our dogs there, so this has been another source of inspiration.
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Contact Erica Pinney
Telephone 01989 730525