Creating individual hand made pottery began in 1986 with evening classes in Langley College. I enjoy the sculptural freedom of hand building and the surprises that glazes offer, often with the addition of glass. My work is inspired by living next to an ancient wood and growing plants.
Carolyn was introduced to ceramics whilst training as a teacher in Leeds and has sustained an interest through evening classes whilst pursuing her teaching career. Her main focus is thrown tableware, although she also produces some hand built sculptural pieces. She draws inspiration from both traditional and modern ceramics and enjoys the excitement of raku firing.
“My work arises directly from my relationship with clay. It represents a dialogue; a conversation of action and reaction. I find clay an irresistible material, I love its malleability and its capacity to retain form. I enjoy playing with clay trying to respond to it spontaneously, and then endeavour to preserve and enhance the textures and […]