Born on a naval base in Norfolk, United Kingdom, Mia's family immigrated to New Zealand when she was a child.
Mia holds a Diploma of Interior Design (London), a Diploma of Art & Creativity (Wellington) and a Bachelor of Business Studies (Palmerston North).
A full time artist since 2008, Mia has had more than 10 solo exhibitions and been included in over 50 group shows.
Mia's works have been selected for a number of national art awards, including the Portage Ceramic Awards, Parkin Drawing Prize, Small Sculpture Awards, No. 8 Wire Art Awards, National Contemporary Art Awards, Estuary Art Awards and Signature Art Awards. In 2011, Mia was Potter in Residence at the Wellington Potters Association.
Mia's larger than life installation works are inspired by recollections of childhood activities or remembered objects. Her bold outdoor sculptures have been exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea (Bondi and Cottlesloe), Headland Sculpture on the Gulf (Waiheke Island), and Sculpture in the Gardens (Auckland), NZ Sculpture OnShore (North Shore), and the Dowse's Shapeshifter exhibition (Lower Hutt).
Her practice centres around two major recurring themes: domestic scale textile and ceramic works, and endearingly oversized artistic installations.