Norma Atherton Ceramics
'Inspired by early Neolithic pottery and the work of the late Maria Martinez, and the Hopi Indian potters of New Mexico'
For many years whilst living in Norfolk, and as a member of East Anglian Potters association, and an associate member of the Craft Potters Association. I exhibited and sold my burnished smoke fired pots in East Anglia and South East England, and Holland.
My inspiration for these round bottomed bowls came from early Neolithic pottery and the work of the late Maria Martinez, and the Hopi Indian potters of New Mexico.
I have also been fascinated with the decoration made by the Scribbly Gum Moth on the Gum trees in Australia , and I have spent many hours experimenting to emulate this decoration on my tall bottles and smoke fired pots.
I now live in Hutton, North Somerset, and my work is more varied. Mainly hand building with coils or slabs, but also slip cast porcelain, and thrown ware.