Picture the scene. It’s three in the morning, smoke alarm is blaring, and the husband is running frantic like a headless chicken. True story - Just a day in the Life of a Pottery Artist, when experimenting goes wrong. But if you don’t try new things and take a risk, how are you going to come up with something new and exciting? Making those crazy experiments all worth it.
My pottery adventure started in sunny South Africa, as a hobby. ‘Clay for Display & Every Day use’ making it Decorative, yet Functional. Current work has a variety of finishes, from glossy glaze to distressed and whimsical. I use a white smooth clay for my work, I like to mix Wheel thrown pieces with hand-built pieces, & then altering & detailed while wet.
My fun sculptural work tells a story through faceless figures and is described by their titles. The rest is left to how the viewer interprets the piece, which could have a different meaning to every individual.