Hannelore Meinhold-Morgan studied Ceramics and Glaze Composition in Nürnberg, Germany. After qualifying, she gained experience in various studio potteries abroad and in London, including the Briglin Pottery.
Hannelore established her own studio pottery before settling in Oxfordshire, where she was invited to revive the disused Boot Barn Pottery in Stonesfield by producing individual studio ceramics.
Hannelore develops her own unique glazes to decorate one-off sculptural, hand-built and wheel-thrown ceramic pieces. Her decorative and functional ceramics distinctively combine colour, form and texture.
Hannelore is inspired by life’s natural wonders and surprises. She is particularly drawn to and inspired by the natural world, including historically and evolutionarily; forests, landscapes, the sea, and all that lives and lies therein.
Elements, minerals, plants, organisms, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, striking invertebrates, fossilised impressions, ancient forms are often depicted in Hannelore’s work, boldly, conceptually, discreetly.
Concepts are recreated through form, colour and texture and may be intensified with the addition of other materials, such as glass or metal, or the effects of such materials are created with carefully-devised glazes.
Hannelore’s work has been shown in galleries and at exhibitions in the UK and in Germany, and is in private collections internationally.