Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Kathy Cooper. Ceramics with a personal touch.

When I was a child I loved to draw, sew, knit and make things from plasticine. When I first worked with clay I knew this was going to be a life-long passion. It was always my dream to make a living from making things.

I studied a Degree in Ceramics in Cardiff and have been involved in ceramics in some way ever since.
I worked for five years in a small pottery factory before going on to teach various adult pottery classes and being a pottery  technician .
Alongside all this I have always made my own work . Since 2008 I have been selling my own work full-time, designing and making a range of home accessories and gifts.

My inspiration comes from  childhood  memories, pattern in textiles, and visiting museums.  I am very interested in traditional pottery and craft techniques  and   keeping   these  skills  alive .
I work in a white earthenware clay and use underglaze colours and coloured slips and hand- made clay stamps to add decoration.

I want to make beautiful  hand-made products that are affordable and a pleasure to have in your home.

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