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Before my first session with mentor, Jill Ford, I had an artist’s day out to Centre of Ceramic Art at York Art Gallery where the have a national collection of ceramics and British studio pottery in particular. My work to date has been more about the textures and decoration but I became excited by form and volume that day.
I wanted to recreate forms with internal space and weight that are muscular and visceral.I’m not working toward a particular show or exhibition at the moment so have had some time to explore this idea in clay and what has emerged is the baggy pot. I texture wet clay, form and seal the pot shape then allow it to sink down into it’s base – gravity does most of the work.