After completing her Fine Art Ceramics (BA Hons) at Exeter College of Art and Design, Blandine taught for five years at colleges in Somerset before setting up her first ceramic studio in Devon in 1988. Through a combination of consummate skill and her unique vision of the natural world, Blandine has not only established her reputation as an artist intent on pushing creative boundaries, but has also gained an enthusiastic following for her hugely collectable one-off sculptural works.
The inspiration for most of Blandine's work begins in the forms of the landscape of her immediate surroundings in North Devon. Her works are directly affected by the colours of the changing seasons, and the scale of her sculpture captures both the broad sweep of ploughed fields and the minutiae of the hedgerows.
Whilst living a relatively solitary life making works based on the intense observation of her subject matter, Blandine has always found the process of engaging in the dialogue of public talks, demonstrations and activities inspiring and rewarding – the exchange of ideas being an essential part of her creative life.
Throughout her career Blandine has been an active member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen through which she has become involved in the Guild's 'Big Hand Little Hand' scheme, working on ceramic projects with schools throughout the Southwest of England. The success of these projects and Blandine's enjoyment of teaching have led to her collaboration in ceramic projects with children and adults in the Republic of Ireland and Scotland. This inspired Blandine's own return to studies, this time in order to research the Gaelic language and folklore of the Western Highlands at Sabhal Mor Ostaig on the Isle of Skye.
This renowned ceramic sculptor has avid collectors throughout the world.