A beautiful range of Ceramic sculptures from a range of UK based artists.
Eve lives and works in Happisburgh on the Norfolk coast.She creates her leaf dishes by pressing collected leaves in to the clay and applying an oxide glaze to keep them looking beautifully natural.
The leaves have an amazing delicacy as their edges are tapered leaving them with a natural and papery finish. Eve uses leaves from her own garden, including Burdock, Sycamore and Blackcurrant leaves.
Pat Armstrong has lived all her life in a small village close to Stamford in Lincolnshire. Having worked for many years as a secretary she decided at the age of 41 to go to Art College.
Having discovered an affinity to clay and the wheel during an Arts Foundation Course at Tresham College in Kettering she then went onto the Sunderland Polytechnic School of Art and Design to pass a 3D Design BA(Hons) Course in Glass with Ceramics, winning the 1990 Charlie Bray Award for the best over all performance in Glass and Ceramics.
Since graduating from college Pat has worked in her studio at home designing and making pots and finding success with her work through exhibitions, galleries and craft events
Usch Spettigue was born in Germany and settled in England in 1963
with her English husband. She started making hand-built pottery while studying languages in Munich and went back to the craft full-time in 1973.
Usch established her own studio at Harkstead in 1975. Since then she has exhibited widely in East Anglia, as well as in London, the West Country, York and Germany.
Usch specialises in making porcelain pots and sculptures that are beautifully coloured one off artefacts that retain their basic function. All of Usch's work is single fired in an electric kiln at 1260°c.
Clare Cummins studied sculpture at Maidstone College of Art from 1984-1987. While there she took pottery classes and ceramics quickly became her preferred medium.
We love the earthy tones and textures of these two pieces, which have both been individually crafted using a mixture of clays and oxides. The surfaces were then burnished by hand.