Swindon is fortunate to have several talented and varied artists working in clay and three of them will be at our upcoming Art Market at Eastcott Studios and MAMS Gallery on 22nd and 23rd May 2021.
I am Lisa and I currently live in Swindon. I started making ceramics about 10 years ago at the New College evening classes and I was hooked!
I love that you can take a ball of clay and make useful and beautiful items and I never stop learning new things, I am currently learning Raku making technique.
At the backend of 2019 I decided I would make full time and @oohlovelyliloceramics was created - YAY! I make mostly stoneware functional ceramics as well as porcelain gift items and lots of other goodies, oh and I do like the odd swear word!
See my Instagram for more details and items that I will be selling at the SOS Market soon!
I am fascinated by the natural beauty, contours and colours of nature, much of my work reflects this, from the natural flowing shapes with their uneven edges and rims, embedded textures and gorgeous rich array of greens, browns and yellows. I use leaves collected from local hedgerows, parks and mine or families gardens to imprint into clay giving me natural forms to shape into bowls or gently ease into shaped vases.
Likewise, I prefer to celebrate imperfection in my sculpture work, my female forms reflect real women, their warmth, normality and joy of being just as they are.
With Summer around the corner, and hopefully normality returning, I have been busily preparing for a new range of classes at my studio @eastcottstudios.co.uk. Currently I offer hand building and pot throwing classes but I am now adding sculpture classes plus making use of our courtyard too for coffee, cake and pottery painting!
I create ceramic collages and assemblages inspired by the landscape.
I like the warm tones, vibrancy and depth of colour which can be achieved when using slips on a red earthenware clay body.
My movements and gestures for mark making are acted out in a intuitive way. I work and react on instinct, every new brush stroke made is a reaction to the last.