Lorraine was born in South Africa, went to school and was married in Zimbabwe, and moved to Thailand with her husband and children in 1967, where they remained for several years. She has lived in the UK since the 1980s and in Woodnewton for 18 years.
While in Thailand, Lorraine became fascinated by the potters who produced beautifully decorated bowls and plates in green and brown celadon glazes.
Quite by chance, Woodnewton is the home of Woodnewton Pottery and Lorraine was able to start classes with Rob Bobby.
Lorraine works mostly with a gorged clay and all her work is hand built.
She particularly likes raku fired ware, especially beads and brooches, but also does majollica glazed ware - usually sculptures of birds and animals - and is now venturing into the fascinating realm of terra sigillata and horse hair pots.
Lorraine is, in her own words, a compulsive crafter, whether it be watercolour or pastel painting, embroidery or pottery, something has to be on the go all the time. "Just about anything can inspire me, a picture, a shape or just a colour. Once it's hit me, I have to have a go. Sometimes the pottery gets combined with an embroidery - anything goes, really“.