“My work is hand built with stoneware clay using traditional pinching and coiling techniques, sometimes using a press mould to create the initial shape. The pieces are then scraped down in order to refine the form and reveal the texture of the clay. I am attracted to, and influenced by, the way corrosion and erosion […]
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.
“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, […]
“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 […]
“I make hand built and thrown functional and decorative ware. Items are made from a range of stoneware and porcelain clays. My fascination is in the alchemy of the applied glazes so that texture and colour make an impact. The self-formulated glazes tend to be minimal allowing the form to host unconventional and unique surfaces.Motivation […]
“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 […]
“I work in various media to express my love of colour and line. I am inspired by the patterns, lines and textures I see in the world around me both in the natural work and in the city with its differing architecture and constant movement of people and vehicles. My ceramic work is mainly sculptural […]
The central tenet of Penny’s work is hand-thrown stoneware pottery, concentrating on the simple forms and textures of traditional functional ware. Penny’s glazes vary from frosty greens to rich blues; subject also to the unpredictable results of reduction firing in a gas kiln. Penny has a studio at her home in Berkshire.
“I make bowls, vases, teapots, mugs, butter dishes, jugs and other items in porcelain and stoneware.” Many of the pots are thrown but some are handbuilt. The pots are often textured and impressed to induce variations of glaze thickness and hence colour. More information at Les’ website www.lesparrott.me.uk
“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 […]