I am the daughter of John and Sally Seymour, born at The Broom, Suffolk in 1957. When I was six, we moved to Pembrokeshire. I had a very creative and colourful childhood, full of excitement, drama, and interesting people.
I studied Woven Textile Design in Carmarthen College of Art, and completed an HND art course in Cardigan. When I had small children I made and sold basketwork, children's soft shoes, and a selection of other craft and artwork. I made most of my children's clothes, as well as helping to build our house and run a smallholding. I milked cows, made butter and cheese, looked after pigs and chickens, and grew and processed vegetables.
Before she had a stroke my mother was a successful potter and illustrator, and taught me how to make and decorate pots, an occupation that I now concentrate on.
The people who have influenced me most in my life are my father, John Seymour, author and fearless adventurer; my mother, Sally, well-known artist, potter and indomitable pioneer; my grandfather, Frank Medworth, painter, printmaker and Principal of Sydney Art School; my grandmother, Muriel, potter and textile designer; my sister Jane, ceramicist and house builder; my sister Kate, sculptor and painter; my brother, Dai, fine woodworker and builder; my brother-in-law Julian, ceramicist and healer; Ray and Gwen, parents-in-law, who showed me a steady, supportive side of life; my ex-husband John Brown, Welsh stick chairmaker and philosopher; my husband, David, a fine woodworker, good friend and partner-in-doing; and my three children, all beautiful, talented and brave.
Not forgetting those people in all walks of life who, against all odds, do not give up in the struggle to achieve their dreams.