Louise

I am a ceramic artist living and working in East Sussex. I initially studied Psychology and worked in Further Education Colleges for 18 years as a Learning and Wellbeing Tutor. These experiences inspire me to explore ways that craft and ceramics in particular, can investigate emotional and social issues and feelings that unite us as individuals. I use clay to tell stories and communicate ideas.

I completed my Masters in Craft at Brighton University in 2017. During this year both my daughters had babies and I used the experience of becoming a Grandmother to explore what it is to bring a new human into the world. My current work is the result of this exploration.

Each ceramic piece is a mini sculpture; an evocative object. Inspiration comes from childhood toys that have the capacity to stir up memories of play and are in themselves beautiful objects.