Ocean

The OCEAN series includes a range of stoneware and porcelain bowls, baskets or creels inspired by the oceans and shoreline. Some of the large exuberant blue bowls shown here were an attempt to capture and convey the energy and movement of the sea. Other large bowls with paler glaze are embellished with sea creatures such as star fish, seaweed or shells, are reminiscent of inshore waters and tidal rockpools. I am currently working on a new series of smaller seaside baskets or creels, early versions are pictured below. These are also adorned with replica porcelain shells and beads, are meant to be reminders of beaches and rock pools visited during summer holidays past - a little piece of summer captured in clay. I take particular care to use only replica shells, made of porcelain,  so as not to depleat our beaches of the real thing.