Mina first became interested in ceramics in the mid 1990s, undertaking a City & Guilds Advanced certificate in Ceramics & Mixed Media at the Shaftsbury Art Centre in Richmond, Surrey.
Moving to Scotland in 2003, Mina works from her bijou studio at home in Banchory, Aberdeenshire making platters, bowls, vases and garden sculptural forms.
The platters and bowls are based on microscopic cellular structure whether it be plant or animal inspired from her background in biological sciences, analysing structure at a microscopic level and then extrapolating it to the macroscopic.
Her fascination of the human pregnant form led to the development of coiled pots with a very obvious bump.
The beautiful Scottish landscape and a love of the novel 'A Room with a View' by E. M. Forster led to the production of slab built vases.