I am a British trained designer/ maker specialising in ceramics. I create distinctive white porcelain, coloured volcanic glazed contemporary vessels, bowls and jewellery from my Leicestershire studio.
My work reflects my experience of working with people in health care and is a metaphor for personality and the strength and fragility of human nature. The clay in its raw state is soft and the shapes are just growing and being structured. Then as the work progresses, the pieces undergo shaping and develop in the first kiln firing.
At this stage the porcelain is hard enough to be carved but soft enough to still be shaped. The pieces are then polished with different grades of paper to smooth the surface and get them ready to go back into the kiln for a second firing. After this they are polished again to enhance the beauty and qualities of the individual pieces.
Each piece is unique and has its own character, the beautiful lines and shapes of water, shells, barnicles and plants offer a unique story for me to interpret as an artist.
I use photography to capture moments and revisit images. From here pencil and ink drawings develop and allow me to express feelings in shape and sometimes watercolour. These expressions are then translated through distinctive hand carving, polishing and the use of volcanic glazes.
The material is slip cast porcelain and every piece is different. Porcelain is notoriously difficult to work with and is the challenge for me. The aim is to achieve maximum translucency then to push the design further by careful hand carving and finishing.
The work is kiln fired twice up to 1300 degrees c. and polished several times between firings to achieve the smoothness of marble, this also highlights the beautiful natural distortions to each piece from the heat of the kiln. Each piece undergoes approximately 20 hours in the kiln and has my makers mark.
The highly polished tactile surface imparts a soothing tranquil feeling. The roundness of the shapes suggests a softness and yet the finished product is as strong and delicate as glass.
Contact and future events.
My site is updated regularly and my forth coming shows, exhibitions and galleries can be found at the top of this page under 'events', so please do keep watching it.
If you would like to be updated just email me at email@example.com or leave a message 0116-267-4824. All your details are confidential and are not shared with anyone. I always reply to messages.
If you are a collector or are looking for that unique gift for yourself or for someone else do contact me to discuss your needs.
Best wishes and thanks for looking, Perin
All images on this site are my own photographs and are not for copying or reproduction in any way.