Isabel has been making pots since the mid-1960s. She trained at Farnham and on the Harrow studio pottery course, graduating in 1969. She has made pots and taught in America, Jamaica and South Africa and since the 1980s in North Yorkshire.
It gives her great pleasure to think that her functional ware will be handled, used and cooked in, enhancing any occasion. This for her is the pleasurable and real connection between the maker and the person buying her pots.
Her pots are made from stoneware clay or porcelain, thrown on an electric wheel and reduction fired in a gas kiln. Stonemason’s chisel marks on Yorkshire barns, ripples of water, colours of the sea and the three dot ‘cintamani’ are constant sources of inspiration and are represented by imprints, sgraffito and use of oxides.