"When machines are in control, the beauty they produce is cold and shallow. It is the human hand that creates subtlety and warmth." - Soetsu Yanagi, The Beauty of Everyday Things.
The Old School Art Collective is back and I have the pleasure of exhibiting with six creatives looking to inspire, provoke and make you smile. I hope to be an antidote to mass-produced homeware with wheel-thrown cups, bowls, vases and jugs. Bringing the joy of subtle and not so subtle imperfection for all to experience!
There is something about handmade pottery that hooked me into making it five years ago. I went to nightclasses and my addiction grew. Soon I was converting the garage into a studio, saving for a wheel, a kiln and believing in Kiln Gods. I still have the day job but my passion is definitely making, failing and learning with a lump of clay at the wheel. It is a great therapy that I encourage you to try. Today I make cups, bowls, jugs and vases for everyday use. At the moment I am enjoying simple forms and glazes, probably influenced by the complex situation we find ourselves in, finding simple beauty in everyday things.