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Category Ceramics, Textiles
Listing date July 5, 2024

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Artist’s description

I make hand-built decorative clay vessels that use the pinch and coil method. The shape of my hand, and the mood I am in, influence the finished pieces and I seek to capture the time that this slow method of making encapsulates. I predominantly smoke fire them using materials gathered on walks: bracken, thistledown, dock seeds and dandelion stems. I also use dug Sussex clay alongside a white or black stoneware for outdoor sculpture. This glorious red clay that I use un-refined, straight from the earth, is an exciting and visceral material to use.

These vessels are often accompanied by textiles, carefully patched and stitched from calico which has been dyed using foraged materials.

All of my work is about slow making, seeking to capture a time, a place and a feeling.