Following a visit to Yorkshire Sculpture Park Hilary’s inspiration from Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and other British sculptors resulted in her producing her own sculptural forms. Each piece is hand-built using the intimate coiling and pinching clay technique. In 2009 she took up an 18 month residency at the Sculpture Lounge in Holmfirth working alongside other professional artists. It was here that she developed and refined her work, producing bronze sculptures and hand-built naked raku-fired ceramic sculpture. This is named the ‘Nautilus Collection’. In 2012 Hilary won the British Craft Trade Fair Giftware Association’s Award for Excellence.