Jill Adams

image2“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 affect surfaces, for example: rusting metal, ageing wood, weathered stone and ramshackle walls.

I use mostly oxides, slips or dry glazes to colour the clay but have recently been experimenting with volcanic glazes that add texture to the surface.

Hand building is a slow process and never results in perfect symmetry; therefore no two objects are the same.”