Phoebe is a ceramic artist living and working in Bristol from her home studio where she runs her own practice along side teaching. Her journey through craft begun whilst studying a degree in Embroidery at Manchester Metropolitan University where she graduated in 2010. It was here that a love of process and traditional handcrafts were developed and nurtured. A fascination in the process of turning raw materials into new objects of function and beauty is of huge importance in the creation of all her work. It is imperative that a true understanding of the boundaries in which the craft and process exists is maintained at all times.
Post university Phoebe found an increasing interest in more three-dimensional forms drew her to explore ceramics, where in pottery classes she felt a instant affiliation with both material and process. The way in which the creative process meets the utilitarian in functional ceramics drives her work, blurring the boundaries of the precious with the everyday object. Creating elegant forms that are perfect for their intended use in the home.
Phoebe is both wittingly and unwittingly drawn to the natural environment taking inspiration from the calm of the landscape. The flow of the land and sea can be seen in the choice of glazes that she develops and uses, with a particular interest in coastal tones shown in current work. The form of work reflects her interest in Japanese functional wear, in particular the minimal form of the miso bowl, simplistic and fit for purpose
Challenging her understanding and knowledge of her craft is fundamental to the development of Phoebe's work, giving cause to continuously experiment with new forms and explore different glazes resulting in a diverse and exciting product range.
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