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.
“I started ceramics as a hobby 15 years ago but have finally set up a studio at home and am thoroughly enjoying “creating” at any hour of the day and night! I prefer working in the extremes with fine porcelain and sandy crank and mainly produce hand built and sculptural pieces. My inspiration comes from […]
“My work is continually evolving. It starts with the clay and my favourite clays are either very rough or very smooth. So I work with coarse textured cranks and creamy smooth porcelain. The cranks are used for pots for the patio and conservatory and the porcelain for tableware. The garden influences my work in crank. […]
“I work in stoneware to hand build my pots, using both crank and black clays to create small, medium and large pieces, both functional and sculptural. These are then fired in an electric kiln. My work is frost resistant and is therefore suitable for use both indoors and outside. Working in my studio in Oxford, […]
“I came to make pots about 25 Years ago, as a means to find an outlet for my creativity and to keep myself sane (two small, very demanding children at the time). Very soon I couldn’t do without it anymore. I was hooked! I have worked in many studios in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire and over […]
“A few years ago, I started making ceramics and realised that it’s something I love doing. Since then, I’ve enjoyed making brightly coloured tiles and other small ceramics, with care and a sense of humour. I take inspiration for my ceramics from my love of comic strips, fifties advertising and street and pop art. I […]