Trudy Weir

Slab built stoneware vessels and sculptures with unique surfaces made by laminating and stretching different clay bodies and slips together.

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.

Open days

  • Saturday 2nd May
  • Sunday 3rd May
  • Friday 8th May Bank Holiday
  • Saturday 9th May
  • Sunday 10th May

About my studio

My studio is in a shed at the bottom of my garden where visitors can see my work under construction.

  • Visitors to the studio will be able to buy my work

Contact me

t: 0114 3 481 425

Studio location

29 Canterbury Crescent
Sheffield S10 3RW

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