After Brighton Art School and “picking up pins” in a couture house Charlotte started work designing dresses before moving on to knitwear in the ‘70s. The '80s brought a radical change in direction when she and her husband bought a vineyard in SW France.
Charlotte is particularly passionate about woodwind and brass instruments and first fell in love with the oboe while at school
where a fellow pupil was a talented oboist... strains of “Jesu Joy” wafting along the cloisters.
Charlotte has also been awarding scholarships and bursaries at
the RCA, Ceramics and Glass Department for the last 20 years. Many of the recipients have gone on to achieve great success in
their careers. These include Zemer Peled, Katherine Morling,
James Lethbridge, Amy Lax, Katie Spragg, Celia Dowson and
Bryony Applegate .