di CLAy

1976 to 1990

In 1975 I married Nick Clay and we moved into communal living in 1978 when our third child was a few months old. I founded and led a dance group, 'Footsteps' and trained as a counsellor. At this time my work centred on social interaction, discussion groups and counselling.

We returned to nuclear family life in 1983, and I graduated from Essex with an Hons B.Ed in 1990. Through this degree course I studied art as my main subject and I also learnt to etch. On leaving college I focused on developing my work as an artist alongside my teaching.