in 1976 Sally attended Bournville School of Arts and Crafts, originally hoping to progress to Vitoria Street in Birmingham to study jewellery making. However, Sally took a turn and found a great interest in ceramics.
This led to Sally taking a three-year degree course in 3D Industrial Design at Leicester Polytechnic. Following this Alcester Pottery was born, and continued for several years before Sally married and had a daughter.
in 2007 Sally rediscovered her artistic flame and opened a studio with three other artists at the Jinney Ring Craft Centre.
Sally enjoys stretching her abilities with throwing, and teaching others to fall in love with clay evening classes and one to one sessions.
Sally is currently progressing the idea of sailing boats at sea, an interest that started in the 80s while at college, looking at waves, rocks, clouds and the sea. Sally uses slips and oxides to achieve the desired colours, and decorates her work with stencils, wax resist and sgraffito through the slips.
While Sally is happy using an electric kiln, which is very safe and even but somewhat flat, she finds she achieves more exciting results using a gas kiln. Sally’s latest ceramic exploration is through the method of crystalline glazing, which she is currently testing and trialing the technical needs.