Cooke, Sharon


I produce a range of wheel-thrown stoneware ceramics. The surface decoration and texture of each piece is produced using various techniques, carving into the surface or applying decoration to depict the contours of nature. I am inspired by the colours of the landscape around me, particularly those I see on bright, fresh, clear days, when the sky is a brilliant blue and the landscape is a mixture of crisp bright greens and earthy browns. My work continues to develop so that the functional and aesthetic aspects of each piece can be appreciated with equal emphasis and enjoyed every day.