Born in South Wales, Iona studied blacksmithing at Herefordshire College of Technology.
A very successful blacksmith, Iona has produced countless pieces ranging from ornate functional gates, to decorative panels and 3d sculptures.
It was during her time as a blacksmith that she was seduced by the lure of ceramics and has never looked back since. Iona’s preferred medium is terracotta/ red clay and she mainly makes thrown majolica ware. The majority of her work stems from myths and legends and these characters and stories are often depicted in her more flamboyant works.
Iona also takes commissions for house signs, wedding bowls and hand built mythical animal sculptures.