Clay is such an interesting medium to work with. Take a trip to any ceramics fair and it will soon become evident that the possibilities are endless.
In 2009 I was fortunate to be able to take early retirement and do a degree in 3D Contemporary Craft from York University. It was there that I was drawn to clay.
Method of working:
The main focus of my work is the clay surface. My work is slab built. Different clay bodies are laminated together into a thick slab to which coloured slip is added. The surface of the slab is dried with a heat gun and then when rolled into a thinner slab the top can’t stretch as far as the underlying clay so the surface cracks thereby creating the pattern. The work is then constructed from the patterned slab. The work remains unglazed externally so the surface isn’t obscured.