Artwork for Judy Porter-Wise
My focus is mainly on functional ware. I enjoy making items that can be used on a daily basis. Food and drink can be better appreciated when consumed from a beautiful hand-made vessel. Making cappuccino cups is one of my favourite items and I’ve refined a shape that nestles comfortably in your hand.
For me working with clay is a very meditative activity, a way to switch off from my day job. Centring clay on the wheel requires me to stay focussed, calm my breathing, and find my own centre. I have learned to appreciate the unpredictability of the many stages of producing vessels meaning that every week presents a new learning opportunity as I experiment with different techniques.
I am a ceramicist and do both throwing on the wheel and hand building.
I’m a regular member of Cup Ceramics community which is where I do most of my making.
I attended two terms of Ceramics evening classes at Hereford College of Arts a few years ago. I then completed the one week intensive course at Cup Ceramics before taking out membership. I also attend ad-hoc courses to further my learning. Most recently I attended a glazing course by Linda Bloomfield.
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