Girts Gailans

"Unique handmade ceramics from porcelain and stoneware"

Girts Gailans creates unique handbuilt ceramics from porcelain and stoneware. For many years, Girts was a professional photographer specialising in producing imaginative images for clients involved in architecture, advertising and the book cover industry. Many of his best images were abstract, emphasising the shapes or textures he could see before him. So it is probably not surprising that he should turn this love of colour and form to creating ceramics: a medium which allows him scope to express his love of creative style and design and to create 3 dimensional forms from ideas born in an imagination previously focused on translating 3 dimensions into two. Some of the pieces incorporate stained glass fused into the final glaze, ensuring that each piece is truly unique; it can never be repeated.

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