AW: As a child I was always surrounded by art and good handmade craft. My mother was a painter and my father an interior decorator and craftsman. I battled at school being dyslexic and in the fifties, one was considered “stupid”, so at 10, I went along to Saturday morning art classes at the Durban Technikon. I left school after standard 7 as I was asked to, and went to art school. I started my own pottery studio when I was 16, in Sycamore Road off Umbilo Road.