Erica first dabbled in ceramics at the age of 14 in her school clay workshop. During a long career as an outdoor pursuits instructor, as the IOM Deputy Chief Coastguard and then later as a Civil Servant, there was little time to indulge in the creative arts. However all that changed when she was made redundant in 2014. Erica was finally able to turn what had been a hobby and passion into a small creative business, with the help of the DED Small Business Start-up Scheme.
As an artist Erica is inspired by the beauty of the natural world and its wild creatures. She also loves to teach and to help others enjoy the experience of working and creating in clay. Erica runs courses and workshops at my studio through the summer.