Lene Ryden - Ceramic Artist I have been working in clay for over 20 years and did an MA in ceramics at UCA, Farnham which I graduated from in 2019. Immediately afterwards I was fortunate to be artist in residence at UCA until the Covid put a stop to that. Fellow artists in residence and myself created the art group "Making Matters". We have been instrumental in developing and running the community project; "Another Brick in the Wall" as well as establishing a very successful pop-up shop at the heart of Farnham between Oct. and Dec. 2020. I love throwing and turning work on the wheel, feeling at one with the rhythm of the clay and in awe of its versatility and possibilities. At times it is forgiving and gives you another chance to improve what you are about to achieve. But at other moments it is harsh and uncompromising, leaving me in its spell without any sense of control. I appreciate the freedom of altering a form with a sense of the unknown, exploring different interpretations and possibilities. I enjoy using a range of decorating techniques which I am applying as an emotional response to the body of work. I work as a ceramics tutor for 318 Ceramics in Wrecclesham and for Surrey Adult Learning, and i am fortunate to share studio with Major Lester at Weybridge Pottery, 24 Mayfield Road, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8XD I am a member of various art groups The Makers Art Collective https://www.themakersartcollective.co.uk/ Wey Ceramics Society http://www.weyceramics.co.uk/ Making Matters https://www.making-matters.co.uk/ Surrey Guild of Craftsmen https://www.surreyguildofcraftsmen.co.uk/ Craftcontinuum https://www.craftcontinuum.com/continuum Commissions undertaken I offer private throwing tuition as well as deliver group workshops.