Annette was born in Ashbourne, Derbyshire and trained at Camberwell School of Art. She has maintained her own ceramics studio in South London since 1982 and has continued to develop professionally.
She has experience working on public and private commissions; such as an exterior wall-tile panel for a nursery in Brighton and a floor-tile panel for a shop in East Dulwich. She also regularly exhibits in the Dulwich Artists Open House and has been a professional member of the Craft Potters Association since 1998.
She has a deep and wide-ranging knowledge of ceramic materials and techniques developed whilst pursuing her own professional interests and teaching. Her ceramic work reflects the natural environment; colours, tones and textures coming from the properties of mixed and coloured clays, porcelain slips and the muted high-temperature glazes she works with.
Annette is passionately committed to adult education and lifelong learning and understands fully how it can enhance society and enrich the personal lives of adults. She chose to return to college to gain a post graduate certificate in education in 2007 in order to refresh and hone her teaching practice. She has had extensive experience teaching a wide range of specialist short courses – such as surface decoration, Raku, wheel throwing, mixed ability workshops and vocational qualification courses. She has been employed as a ceramics tutor at Morley since 1989 but has recently taken on the role Programme Manager for the subject area.