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I use mainly coils to build forms and then create texture and pattern using a variety of tools. A range of oxides, underglaze colours and glazes add colour and highlight texture. Each piece is individual and may be fired many times to different temperatures....

Catherine works from her own Studio, in Heworth, near York after graduating from Sunderland University with a BA (Hons) in Ceramics & a teaching qualification. She makes both joyful Slipware Pottery, by hand-building or throwing & altering the forms, as well as raku & smoke...

My latest work, with a strong Japanese influence is where I feel most comfortable. I continue to explore reduction firing with simple shino glazes on uncomplicated direct forms allowing the nature of the Clay. Producing honest pots with what I like to call beautiful imperfections....

As a sculptural ceramicist based on the edge of the South Pennines of Yorkshire, my work is inspired by that landscape. It is a complex and diverse area and I try to reflect that complexity and diversity in my response with multiple layers of interpretation...

Central to all my work is an enjoyment of coiling, an almost meditative process where the form gradually evolves, together with raku, which provides the essential dark, earthy quality, capturing the mystery and unexpected iridescence of ancient archaeological finds. The contrast between a highly controlled,...

I started in ceramics quite late in life partly as an escape route from domestic life, but also to realise a long held artistic ambition. Many years' later, having acquired an MA at UCLAN along the way, continue to develop my ceramic practice. My work...

I make mainly individual thrown functional pieces but, influenced by Japanese potters, I have recently broadened the range of my work to include hand carved pieces. My inspiration comes from oriental ceramics and the natural world - geological formations and the colour and form of...

I make pieces for the garden and the house using hand built and thrown forms. I work in stoneware and decorate with coloured slips with a final clear or tinted glaze. All of my work is functional from smaller scale soap dishes and coffee cups...

I am a sculptor making work to fit into a domestic setting. I also make 'useful' objects – coasters and planters. My inspirations are eclectic and include the jigsaw form, architecture, abstract pictures and sculpture, and furniture. I roll out clay into slabs, cut and...

I make one-off, hand built, contemporary funerary urns and memory boxes that, I hope in a discreet way, might celebrate the life lived and offer some comfort to those who remain. The pieces are usually made from Earthstone clay and are either coiled or slab...