I am inspired by nature to make ceramics relating to the landscape. I mainly use paperclay and ashraf hanna clay. These sculptural tubular forms are pit fired.
Tubular forms Ashram Hanna clay
The layers of clay represent the open spaces in the landscape and these pots have been glazed inside with oxides on the outside. Some have had a third firing at low temperature of gold glaze.
Landscape pot Paperclip
I am fascinated by the natural world, the patterns and forms. Seedpods, stones and artichokes are all stoneware and fired to a high temperature so are able to go outside in the garden.
I work intuitively on structures developed from organic sources and the white glaze emphasises their form.