2nd May - 31st July 2015
Solo showcase by ceramicist Jacqui Atkin. Jacqui showcases her recent work with us which explores new surface treatments where texture forms the background for botanical imagery.
Having been potting for twenty years now, the main focus of the work has encompassed low firing techniques and especially resist Raku. However, in an attempt to move away from this extreme firing process, recent work has been exploring new surface treatments where texture forms the background for botanical imagery. Using under-glaze for dramatic colour variations, Jacqui's aim is to replicate, to some extent, the look of raku fired clay.
Jacqui employs all making methods, often combining techniques to create forms - moulded sections with slabbed additions, thrown sections with coiled additions etc. Inspiration for form and pattern is drawn from many sources but the view from her studio window which looks out over her garden and the woodland beyond in rural Shropshire has the most enduring influence, ever changing with the seasons, a rich palette of colour and shape.