Claire Allam

I work with the fragility and strength of porcelain to create organic forms and use pit, raku or wood kiln firing.

My work is often a response to natural forms and landscape, inspired by a Cornish childhood. I love the sea and the distant gaze to the horizon, and in the Peak District, that same feeling is encountered where land meets the sky. I paint, and currently work in porcelain where I’m fascinated by the interaction between the form I create and the firing process. I use pit firing, raku or wood kiln, often with no glaze, celebrating the unpredictability of the results, and the combination of fragility and strength that is porcelain.

I have been a ‘maker’ for as long as I can remember and still have pots I made as a six-year old. Working in a tactile medium has provided an important balance to my professional career in video production. I did a degree in film and photography following a general art foundation.

Open days

  • Saturday 5th May
  • Sunday 6th May
  • Monday (Bank Holiday) 7th May

Studio location

61 Huntingtower Road
Sheffield
S11 7GT

About this studio

I am a ‘kitchen table artist’, with upstairs studio. Visitors will see ceramic work in progress, and outdoor raku kiln.

  • Visitors to the studio will be able to buy my work
  • I’m happy to undertake commissions – please ask!

m: 07779 527 836
w: http://claireallam.tumblr.com/
e: claire.allam@gmail.com

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