I am a self-employed ceramic artist and life coach living in Findhorn, Morayshire. I found my passion for clay coincidentally whilst attending a 3-months-long arts programme in Findhorn, Scotland in 1995. Originally trained as a photographer and social worker, the discovery of a passion for working with clay initiated a big life and career change and subsequently my move from Germany to the Findhorn Community in 1996 where I still live. My passion for clay turned into working professionally as a ceramic artist in 2004 and in my own studio "Claysongs Ceramics" since 2013.
I have a passion for singing Georgian polyphony, and co- lead the local Georgian singing group Bukhari. I love walks in nature and dips in the sea all year round and engage in various ways in community life.
Creativity has changed my life. Giving myself permission to be creative and play was a life changer. I, like many people, was shy and selfconscious to 'just play'. Art was for artists I thought. But what is 'creativity'? This potential lives in all of us at all times, but is often buried. I am passionate about uncovering enjoyable creative gateways to a deeper place of wellbeing.
Education and additional training
Apprenticeship in Photography, Berlin 1985
Social work degree, Berlin 1991
Foundation Year Programme at Findhorn Foundation, 1998
Guest programme facilitator for the Findhorn Foundation and Findhorn College, since 1998-2020
Transformation Game facilitators training, 1998
“Conscious Living, Conscious Dying” — a year-long Kübler-Ross based training with Phyllida Anam-Aire and staff, 1999
Ceramicist/artist, selfemployed since 2004; at “Claysongs Ceramics” Studio, since 2013
ILM Foundations Of Coaching, 2018
"Foundations Of Impact" coaching training at OneThought Institute London 2021/22