Sally originally studied interior design at London College of Furniture . Afterwards she went to work in several small pattern-cutting businesses. In the mid 80’s, Sally obtained a studio space and began exhibiting and selling her work.
She was always interested in making patterns on pottery and now uses pencils and underglazes to create brightly coloured patterns. Her love of colour is the reason why she tends to work in porcelain rather than stoneware; she loves the fact that it is so white and that the colours really ‘sing’ against it. Sally's non-traditional background means that unlike many potters she's happy to do things her way.
What is so original about Sally's work is the way she fits patterns into specific spaces. Painted circles, outlines in red and black, bright orange starflowers, little blocks of lines, repeated marks and squiggles all bubble with an organic energy. Her pieces are unique and yet all clearly linked. exploring patterns of layering; whilst the colours are bright and the patterns can be bold, the overall look is never brash. Her work is quietly vibrant, each piece containing its own unique energy, distinctive in and of itself.
However beautiful her work may be, Sally insists that it's pottery and not art - all her pieces are meant to be used and are dishwasher proof!