Olivia graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1999 gaining a First Class Honours Degree in Contemporary Crafts.
Olivia creates a series of unique and distinctive hand-built ceramic dogs, along with textiles and paintings. The characters present in the animal kingdom provide a rich and unlimited source of inspiration for Olivia. Although dogs remain at the forefront of her work, she is particularly drawn to the unloved and ostracized members of the animal community. Capturing the essence of each animal is paramount in each piece Olivia creates.
As well as individual pieces Olivia creates large-scale installations and portraits.