After discovering a love for clay at an early age, Diane went on to study ceramics at degree level and has been working with ceramics ever since.
She use a combination of techniques to create her pieces. Throwing, hand-building and slip casting methods are all employed. Diane also enjoys combining other media with her ceramics to add contrasts in colour and texture.
When designing a new piece Diane begins with the form and often looks at sculptures for inspiration. Anish Kapoor, Jim Partridge, Andy Goldsworthy and Gordon Baldwin are just a few of that artists that she enjoys and who continue to inspire her own sculptural forms.
Diane is currently working on pieces that translate many of the techniques that she has developed over the years for her sculptures into pieces that can more readily be encorporated into the home. Her vases, lamps and bowls fulfill a practical purpose as well as providing a beautiful and sculptural centre-piece.