Originally from Somerset, Michelle grew up in an artistic family and soon developed a love of animals and the countryside that would inform her work for years to come. She later studied Fine Art and went on to establish her own art studio based in Glastonbury.
Michelle states that through her sculptural practice she seeks to celebrate natural forms, capturing the vitality, essence and presence of the creatures she depicts, hoping to convey the importance of the relationship between animals, humans and their shared ecosystem.
Beginning with reference material from photographs, sketches and maquettes, Michelle works with traditional materials such as clay, wax and plaster. A mould is produced from the original sculpture with the ceramic pieces being hand glazed and fired to produce the uniquely textured surfaces that she is known for.