British handmade porcelain Inspired by nature - Interpreted by me Designer maker of porcelain ware used for the re-interment of King Richard III of England.
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Richard III Commissioned to create two sets of three porcelain lidded pots used to contain the blessed soil from places where Richard III was born (Fotheringhay Castle Northampton), lived (Middleham Castle Yorkshire) and died (Fenn Lane, Bosworth). One set of pots is placed within the wooden casket which started the re-interment celebrations on display at Bosworth Battlefield Visitor centre and one set is on display at Leicester Cathedral. The casket and the royal coffin were made by Michael Ibsen 17th descendant of the King and a modern day cabinet maker.
My work As a British trained professional artist and potter I specialise in ceramics creating very distinctive, high quality, decorative porcelain giftware. Each contemporary vessel, bowl and jewellery with their distinctive organic style, some of which are embellished with coloured volcanic glaze are all handmade by me in my studio. I also use photography to capture moments and revisit images for pen and ink drawings and watercolours as well as the porcelain ware. The photographs can be seen in 'inspirations' above.
The complex and labour intensive process by slip casting includes designing and making plaster molds, at least two kiln firings at different temperatures, hand carving, hand polishing several times in between each firing and the making and use of volcanic and coloured glazes.
Inspiration Inspired by nature particularly seascapes, each piece is unique and has its own character. The beautiful lines and shapes of shells, water, barnacles and plants offer a unique story for me to interpret as an artist. My use of volcanic and coloured glazes reflect the sea and coastal shore line.
The delicate translucency of the work reflects and celebrates elements of the human spirit, sometimes strong, sometimes fragile, but always unique.