Sally

Sally

My fascination with ceramics began at evening class where I learnt to throw and became familiar with the basics of working with clay and glazes. My move to Oxford coincided with a desire to explore new avenues and my interest changed to hand building, which is now my main focus. I work in stoneware to hand build my pots, using either crank or 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. Hand building is a slow process and rarely results in perfect symmetry. Therefore no two pieces are exactly the same. Each piece is unique. I am very drawn to movement, form and texture in my work, taking my inspiration from traditional classic forms as well as from the lines, tones and textures of nature. I am constantly experimenting with different shapes, new glazes and glaze combinations, My ceramics and my skills are continually evolving and progressing, as I pursue my fascination with clay and its many possibilities.

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