Purvey completed a Master's degree in Ceramics at Bath Spa University in 2009. She works primarily in clay and creates drawings on paper. Her vessels map her inner emotional landscapes and they allow her to explore form, tonality and deeply rooted notions of belonging and self. Both, her ceramic works and her works on paper have been acquired by museum collections and private collectors, including Swindon Museum and Art Gallery and Bath Spa University Art Collection. She is represented as an artist by various galleries both nationally and internationally.