Meghan Downs

Meghan Downs creates unique slab built Earthenware ceramic forms that have a high focus on richly layered surface decoration and modern use of colour.

I have recently started the ceramics starter studio programme at the Yorkshire Artspace in Sheffield. My ceramic work has a high focus on richly layered surface decoration and modern use of colour onto slab built Earthenware forms.

The inspiration behind my work started in a visit to Northern Italy, where I was inspired by the beautiful architecture. Layering up fragmented imagery from different places during the trip and merging them on to one piece of ceramic artwork has created a unique collection of interesting ceramics, with no two pieces the same.

Drawings and mark-making techniques are used alongside raised textures to directly decorate the ceramic surface, using processes such as; stencils, ceramic transfers, slips and underglazes, to present the idea of using clay as a canvas. I gain enjoyment from the spontaneity of my decoration processes, alongside the adjustment to building slight alterations in form for each piece.

Open days

  • Saturday 30 April
  • Sunday 1st May
  • Saturday 7th May
  • Sunday 8th May

Studio location

Manor Oaks Studios
389 Manor Lane
S2 1UL

About this studio

A shared ceramic starter studio, with 4 young artists each creating unique and different work.

  • This studio has disabled access
  • Visitors to the studio will be able to buy my art
  • I’m happy to undertake commissions – please ask!
  • Artists’ workshops and tuition are available

Contact me as follows:

m: 07866 096 911

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