I'm originally from Austria. I attended the Keramikschule in Stoob and worked in pottery workshops in both Austria & Greece. In 1991 I came to Scotland and worked as an apprentice potter for Lotte Glob in the Far North Pottery in Balnakeil.
Inspired by the rugged landscape of the North, I started to develop my own style and soon opened a shop in Balnakeil Craft Village.
As well as ceramics I also work with silk and wool. I hand paint unique and colourful designs on to silk to create silk scarves and wall hangings and hand spin local Highland fleeces in to chunky yarn on a peg loom to create 100% natural, warm rugs. I occasionally dye the wool with natural dyes. Some of my larger rugs are sold in Gallery 48 in Cromarty.
Paint a Pot & other Workshops
Paint a Pot is a popular workshop for all ages in which I provide white earthenware bisque ware such as mugs & plates for the participants to decorate however the like and collect once they have been fired again. I have also held other workshops in pottery, silk & peg loom weaving for all ages from school children to adults and will continue to do so. These usually take place during the winter. Some are held in my workshop, some in Kinlochbervie High School and some in other areas such as Elphin. You can read about one of my recent workshop experiences here.
For various years (including this year) I have been commissioned by the Cape Wrath Challenge committee to design & make small cups as a small gift included in a welcome pack given to the runners involved. You can read about the making of the most recent cups on my blog.
Also, shortly after Cocoa Mountain opened, I produced a range of mugs, cups & truffle bowls to be used in the cafe. You can purchase your own online here.