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Fiona's work is noticeably influenced by landscape, and the nature in the landscape. Each piece is hand-built or slip cast and carved, coloured slips are used and burnished to create a smooth finish, bisque fired to 980o. The final firing is Raku, the drama of...

Rock formation, stones and pebbles inspire my ceramic work. The sculptural pieces try to capture the stratification seen in rocks and cliffs or the smoothness of pebbles washed by the sea. The planters emulate geodes with the rough stony exterior splitting open to expose glistening...

Carolyn Marr is a Cumbria-based artist who makes wheel-thrown and hand-built ceramics. Current avenues of exploration in Carolyn's work include light and shade; simplicity and complexity; group dynamics and line-making. Ideas are drawn from a reservoir of references, experiences and environments, replenished during walks and...

Through clay I communicate the juxtaposition of manmade structures and nature observed in derelict sites which scatter the landscape in rural Nottinghamshire. They are a rich source from which I draw much inspiration; contrasting textures and forms observed through this decaying beauty conflict and submerge...

The constant factor in my work is the inspiration of pattern and texture in landscape. My college training in dual disciplines, ceramics and illustration, lead to my fascination for the use of imagery in ceramics. Living and working in the Pennines has heightened my awareness...

In my workshop in Sheffield, I make mugs, bowls, serving dishes and jugs of all sizes from stoneware clay. These are wheel thrown and fired in an electric kiln. I generally use matt glazes, but I also use a shiny white tin glaze as a...

Most of my work is handbuilt stoneware. Animals of all sorts fascinate me. I try to capture their character and beauty as well as their interaction with each other. Camels are my favourites although at the moment I am particularly interested in Rothschild Giraffes which...