Claire Davey-Potts

"My sculptures reflect my varied observations, experiences and interests"

Ceramics has been a constant presence throughout my life. I have always hand built objects from clay using a variety of techniques depending on what I could get my hands on-from airdrying clay and terracotta to more recently fired stoneware.

My sculpture reflects my varied observations, experiences and interests. My inspiration is derived from observations of the world around me-my garden, the beach and my dogs. I am fascinated by the pose or expression of the human figure or particular aspects of the natural world from plant to animal life. For colour, I really like oxides. While I do use colour as seen in my sculpture ‘A nice pear’ or simple white glazes seen on my artichoke forms, I find that oxides reliably emphasise form and texture of a subject.

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