I am a ceramic artist and I create smoke-fired pots, and lustre-fired jewellery. I am a selected professional member of the Craft Potter’s Association and the Crafts Council awarded me a setting up grant to start my business.
I use porcelain due to its strong resistance to wild temperature changes during the smoke-firing process.
My pots are known as ‘fine art pots’ and are not functional. They are not suitable for holding water due to the porous quality of the unglazed burnished clay which is necessary for smoke-firing.
I am very interested in shape and form and love to explore how the exteriors relate to the interiors and how the surface quality affects the whole essence of the pot.
This is one of my favourite quotes as it is about vessels and uses the inside space as a metaphor for strength.
"The way is like an empty vessel that yet may still be drawn from."
I interpret this as comparing the stillness inside with meditation.
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