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My inspiration is taken from nature, the unseen world of the atom and the molecule, magnified under the microscope, referring to the hidden narrative of life that goes on around us but is largely invisible.
Before creating pottery from Dorset, Catherine attended Art College at Kingston, Surrey where she gained a first class B.A. Honours Degree in Fine Art. Catherine further developed these skills at Chelsea College of Art, gaining a Masters Degree in the field of Fine Art.
Catherine’s love of colour and line has fused together in her range of Spongeware and Mediterranean style ceramics, all handmade at her studio in Dorset. She is strongly influenced by visits to rural Portugal, reflected in her Dorset pottery with Lemons, Oranges, Olives Pomegranates and Grapes flowing across the surfaces of her ceramics, giving them vivid colour and vitality.
Elm House Studio only works with local Dorset pottery clay, fired to earthenware temperature. The thrown pots are covered with white liquid clay (slip) and later, the design is engraved through the surface to reveal the red clay beneath (scraffito). The pottery is then finally coloured using under glaze pigments and a clear glaze applied at the very end.
I am a Ceramic Artist working in Bristol and a member of the Cotswold Craftsmen and Crafts Council. I make handmade vases, platters and unique jewellery from my studio. I collect leaves from local arboretums, forests and my own flourishing garden to inspire my ceramic collections.
My travels to far-away places also inspire my more sculptural collections of work.
I completed a contemporary ceramics degree at Wolverhampton University. I moved into teaching and leading Art courses in Secondary and Post 16 education.
Now working as a full time ceramic artist, my pieces are all wheel thrown. Some are composite forms and then some are cut and altered. The pieces are then glazed and fired to 1250°C.
I enjoy layering glazes to create textured surfaces, to explore matt and gloss, rough and smooth, in one piece.
I'm fascinated by form. I like mixing shapes together, the sphere, cylinder, cone and disc. Altering the composition and proportions and being inspired by many man-made and natural forms.
I am an optimist, energetic, excited, and fascinated! I have an inherent need to create and the driving forces behind my work are simple. I am drawn to colour, print and pattern and love to experiment! I am excited to complete a challenge, to realise and articulate an idea and installation is my preferred method of display. I have always been interested in architecture and engineering - what it takes to build something, the components that are needed. I realise I like to break it down, map it and piece it back together.
More recently I have found myself 'looking inside' these structures. Using tower blocks as a framework, where people live in 'boxes', alongside and on top of each other - where a myriad of events are taking place at any one time, I consider what goes on within. Ultimately, I discover I am excited by the positive energy people create and troubled when I consider the opposite.
My work is inspired by classical Chinese pieces, finished in rich copper red and celadon glazes reconstructed from traditional Chinese recipes. Some of the pieces have handles and other embellishments made in Sterling Silver, a softer metal contrasting with the hard porcelain.
Donna works under the name Elemental Ceramics. She lives and works in Glastonbury, overlooking the beautiful Somerset Levels.
Her work in clay is an exploration and celebration of the Earth, we are inextricably linked; we belong to it and cannot survive without it. Nature and man are one, made from the same materials.
Bryony Rich (Narberth Pottery)
Bryony grew up playing in her father's pottery Studio. Making pots became second nature at a very early age. After school she studied at Carmarthen CCTA Art College, specialising in fashion and textiles. This interest took her travelling to Sri Lanka and Thailand visiting ceramic and silk painting workshops. She now works from the Narberth Pottery in Pembrokeshire.
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