Individual slab built matt glazed textured stoneware boxes, vases, wallpieces and vessel forms fired in an electric kiln.
Textured Valentine’s hand building clay with cobalt/copper washes over a matt white glaze. Fired to 1250 in an electric kiln
I designed and made reduction fired domestic stoneware for over 25 years, building several gas kilns during this time. My work was sold at galleries, exhibitions and events throughout the country and Europe. I also taught ceramics at various levels during this time, then worked at Leeds College of Art for several years, teaching ceramics, plasterwork, kiln formed glass and other craft-based subjects.
My current work is slab built and I work in my garden studio overlooking the Aire valley.
I make vases, lidded boxes, vessel forms and wall pieces using Valentine‘s Earthstone clay.
I want to evoke a feeling of the sea shore and coastline. These are imagined seascapes/marine landscapes rather than illustrating a specific view and encourage the viewer to see their own ‘picture’. Some are stormy and others quiet and calm. The hand built boxes, vases, wall pieces and vessel forms feature washes of cobalt and copper with occasional ‘pops’ of yellow over a matt white glaze on top of textured surfaces.