in the coming days we will introduce ourselves, our work and what we contribute to our pottery:
I first started making pots at adult education classes over twenty years ago. I
immediately loved it. I was reminded of happy childhood hours of making
mud pies and modelling with plasticine. Unfortunately the class closed before
I was able to develop any skills! Later I discovered Quinborne Pottery group
which has since moved to Sundragon Pottery. I also took lessons at the MAC
and now have a studio pass there as well.
I work with porcelain and stoneware. With porcelain I am currently
concentrating on slip casting with coloured slips. I aim for pieces that are
delicate and colourful. In contrast my stoneware work is intended to be tactile
and functional. I enjoy handbuilding and wheel work.
I am influenced by nature, plants and landscapes and by abstract patterns.
I really love to experiment, and I enjoy the process even if the end result
doesn’t always work!
I enjoy helping other people to develop their skills too. I have taught
individuals and small groups and I have a PETLLS teaching qualification. I
will be running sessions at Sundragon every Tuesday from 7-9pm at which I
can actively teach you new skills or just show you where everything is and let
you get on with it or something in between – whatever you prefer!