C. M. Ceramics
Everything is unique... the wildness of West Cornwall, the elements of earth, wind, water, fire and air.
My name is Caroline, and I have been creating and making ceramics full time for 14 years.
I studied Ceramics at Canterbury University many moons ago.
I have a studio at my home in Redruth and often Raku fire within my garden. No two pieces are alike, everything is unique and it’s a mad crazy way to make a living !!!!! My inspiration is experimentation I guess, pushing the boundaries, the wildness of West Cornwall, the elements of earth, wind, water, fire and air.
I mainly cast fish; Mackerel, Cornish Pilchards and Sprats using the actual fish donated by the wonderful fishermen of Newlyn, Cornwall. I cast, bisque fire and once again decorate using multiple glazes/textures and fire many times. The fish can be hung individually or as a shoal.
My pieces have multiple firings, I experiment with a mixture of oxides and glazes, sometimes it works and often it doesn’t! If the outcome makes me smile and they reflect the water, rock pools and colours of this beautiful county of Cornwall, it’s a winner! Each piece is a one off, it’s been taken to its limits and will have crazing, lumps, bumps, dribbles and wondrous colours of blues and greens.
I also create Giant Mussels, each one made in my hands and although similar in size, they are all unique in form and once again surface decoration.
I’m so happy to have finally joined West Country Potters, and look forward to meeting you all and talking everything clay!