I started pottery classes in early 2000 and continued working with my mentor until 2014. In 2011, I merged my love of large hand-building with my love of dogs by creating my own dogs in clay, then friends’ dogs and that was the start of MudPups.
As a detail-driven sculptor, I study photography, research anatomy, colouring and mannerisms and then meld this information with your stories to capture the personality of your much-loved pet. Each sculpture is unique and is hand-shaped, stained and fired at my home studio in Queensland, Australia and can be shipped worldwide. I have won a number of awards for my work and I am always working through a long list of commissions.
Each custom sculpture comes with a Certificate of Authencity.
When time permits, I create freestyle sculptures in poses that I love, or from photos that I find online (with permission). These freestyle sculptures are regularly donated to Airedale and Terrier rescue and life assistance organizations, here in Australia and overseas, the rest are for sale in my Etsy Shop. I have calculated that 25% of my work is donated to dog rescues and auctions benefiting dog owners in need.