Sheila Herring explores expressive techniques of working with clay. It is a vital aspect of her pot making. She seeks out and employs processes that have elements of the unpredictable, irregular and enlivened about them. The surface decoration emphasises the freedom of the clay work, often involving the movement of various thicknesses of slips over the clay, traces of the application processes revealed.
Free pencil line drawings and gestural sgraffito marks are informed from Sheila’s spontaneous drawings. Sometimes there are suggestions of flowers, at others the repetition of freely drawn patterns. Her functional pots are made from black earthenware clay.
She shows widely at events across the UK , and her work is on permanent display at Wobage and the Workhouse Gallery amongst others.
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