From my own life experiences and the stories of others, the journey through life’s challenges has become the theme of my work. We all face adversity, loss, and disappointments – most of us have experienced brokenness which inevitably leaves a mark.
My work acknowledges both the unpredictable and unexpected nature of life’s events and conveys the possibilities of hope and transformation. Each piece is thrown in earthenware, altered and distorted – accidental marks and imperfections are encouraged. I decorate the pieces with abstract marks using a combination of materials including slips, underglazes and oxides. The gilt references the ancient Japanese art of “Kintsugi” in which a treasured pot, if broken, can be repaired using gold. This is a much-used metaphor for our own lives – a reminder to stay hopeful when things fall apart and to celebrate the flaws and missteps of life.
‘Kintsugi is not the art of erasure – the invisible mend, the erasing of a mistake – but rather the marking of a loss.’ Edmund de Waal
Work is available to purchase from £30 to £200. Card, cash, cheque payments all accepted. Second and sale items available. A donation from sales goes to the 'BEME PROJECT' https://bemeproject.org
The studio will be open Fridays and Saturdays between 11am and 5pm, and Sunday afternoons by appointment between 2-5 pm. Parking available
We are on the outskirts of Dorking town which has plenty of places to eat.
Unfortunately no public transport near the studio.
19 Deepdene Wood
Telephone: 07835303491 or 01306 888288
- Saturday 5th June Open
- Sunday 6th June Closed
- Monday 7th June Closed
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- Wednesday 9th June Closed
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- Thursday 10th June (Evening) Closed
- Friday 11th June Open
- Saturday 12th June Open
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- Thursday 17th June Closed
- Thursday 17th June (Evening) Closed
- Friday 18th June Open
- Saturday 19th June Open
- Sunday 20th June Closed