Lea Phillips Pottery
My work has always been based on throwing, which I enjoy for its immediacy and rhythmic processes. I like forms that are strong and definite, simple shapes with harmonious relationships between their parts. Colour and pattern are long standing interests. With the decoration I aim to reflect something of the movement of the throwing process and explore and enhance the form. The decoration is usually abstract but may suggest sea or sky, mostly it is about movement and energy.
I have found that oxidised stoneware best suits my expressive style, my aim being to combine the decorative freedom of low temperature ceramics with the depth and texture of stoneware glazes. Also oxidised stoneware provides the perfect medium for exploring the balance between chance and the control of known elements in the design process.
The process of exploring and developing new glazes and designs is a fascinating mixture of creativity and science. It is a complex process, requiring both experimentation and close observations over time. Research and development is a continuous process, so new designs and glazes evolve alongside the regular production.
My studio is open to the public 6 days a week, 11am to 6pm Monday to Saturday, and we welcome visitors. I share my studio with sculptor Ama Menec and there are other craft studios to visit at Coombe Park. There is ample parking and level access. Please phone first if making a special journey.
View my website http://www.leaphillips-pottery.co.uk/
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