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Having previously produced terracotta and white earthenware pots with specific commercial intentions, I am now making the sort of pots that primarily please me. I have always admired the American abstract expressionist artists of the 50s and 60s alongside Neolithic/Bronze Age pottery with its nonuniformity...

I hand build my pots using slabs of an earthenware/stoneware mix and decorate with layers of coloured slips. The flattened surfaces of the vessels provide a canvas on which to work. I create fine detail by revealing shapes, lines, and marks through wax resist and...

I currently produce work in stoneware, raku and crystalline glazed porcelain. This latest medium is a new departure and is proving to be something of a technical challenge, but also exciting and rewarding. The wide range of my work reflects my background in fine art...

I work in raku and 'naked raku' as I feel the finished pots exhibit the 'elemental' process of their transformation from earth to ceramic and find this type of firing imparts a 'sense of life' within a piece. The unpredictability of surface finishes and the...

I make individual pieces, mostly vessels and hollow forms because I am interested in the contrast between the inner and outer surfaces and the interplay of light and shade on knife like edges between the two. Drawing, texture and colour provide rhythm and movement challenging...

Charlotte uses porcelain to handbuild decorative and functional ceramics. The basis of her ceramics reflects her interest in the historical events and everyday life in the early 1900s up until the 1940s, along with her love of collecting vintage items and found objects. Through form...

The inspiration for my current work has come from an interest in throwing porcelain. Some new work will be thrown in high iron stoneware clay. I produce simple functional and decorative tableware and gallery pieces that explore the limits of porcelain. My glazes are high...

I love the feel of clay in my hands, I love to build and create shapes and forms. I love that from a bag of, what is basically mud, you can make such an amazing variety of beautiful things. I love waiting to see what...

Gillian was born in Southport and at the age of sixteen began her education at Art College. She studied studio ceramics at Wolverhampton Polytechnic, and industrial ceramics at North Staffordshire Polytechnic, and on completion of her degree worked as a designer in industry before leaving...

Born in Wales, I spent lots of time in the countryside and on the beach and feel my art is influenced by the natural world, where I feel the best art is produced, all on its own! Now fully retired, I am lucky to work...