Ross Giles

Through deconstructing and reconstructing key characteristics used to create what we know to be a crafted teapot, my aim is to explore what makes this traditional pottery object, definable as such. I have had an unshakable interest in handmade/hand-thrown teapots since the first time I sat at a wheel and began to learn about how…

Anne Frost

There are those who “do not study objects, but the relations between objects.  Thus, they are free to replace some objects by others so long as the relations remain unchanged. Content is irrelevant, they are interested only in form.” Henri Poincare (1854 – 1912) My work is made using the potter’s wheel. The rhythmic, rotational…

Rhiannon Evans

Ornamentation is far more than a matter of aesthetics. By choosing a certain kind of jewellery one makes statements as to one’s wealth, social status, or even religious beliefs. Jewellery is incredibly unique in its intimacy and is driven by personal values instead of functionality. Jewellery could be defined as unnecessary and therefore the individual makes an absolute…

Sian Dixon

I am interested in people, their journeys through life and how experiences and thought processes can affect their mood and perception of self. This work represents a metamorphosis, a transformation from one state to another. They are intentionally disquieting, their form and material qualities manifest an inner turmoil but at the same time a certain…

Aaron Davies

My practice explores notions of identity and how an object can be recognised as innately human or have human like qualities. Through formalist values of form, colour and surface i examine identity as a construct, based on ideas and concepts that have formed the foundations of human recognition for a millennia. I compose foundational forms…

Charles Conreur

My passion for ceramics has been influenced by my previous experiences in studying mass-produced social housing in civil engineering and architecture in my native France. I use techniques common in mass production to explore the relationship between user and object. To do this, I experiment with textures, finishes and materials that incorporate historical notions of…

Isabella Bilstein

By placing familiar domestic items, like the dinner set, in various contexts the viewer is made aware of subsequent changes in its interpretation. Questions concerning the value and significance of the ceramic object are raised, offering a discourse concerning identity, the integrity of self, and the struggle to overcome superficiality in playing multiple roles. Through…