Kate Welton

Bowls and Pouring Bowls

Bowls and Platter

Bowls and Furrow dishes

Bowls, detail

Pouring bowls

Bowls and Pouring Bowls

Bowls and Platter

Bowls and Furrow dishes

Bowls, detail

Pouring bowls

The Potter's Shed

BIO

Working in ceramics, my current practice is inspired by traditional gardening tools and processes, and the simple beauty they possess. Funnels, sieves, watering can roses and seed packets gathered from my grandfather’s shed all offer a sense of longevity, with worn surfaces and unchanged forms. I enjoy exploring ideas through mark making and the simple beauty of these implements is considered through detailed observation of surface pattern. I use a variety of decorating techniques to paint onto my ceramic pieces with slips, achieving worn and layered surfaces.

Alongside this, established processes of sowing, cultivating, watering and harvesting are explored within the collection. Pierced bowls hint at sieving and watering, whilst narrow dishes mimic the furrows created to plant seeds. Each ceramic piece captures the essence of a different activity while surfaces layered with marks, earthy colours and familiar forms evoke the timelessness of the rural garden.

My present collection comprises of a series of stoneware and earthenware thrown bowls, press moulded platters and press mould dishes.

 

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