Leanne Ball

Festival: 2022

AS A NOTTINGHAM BASED CERAMICIST I NATURALLY FEEL INSPIRED BY THE LACE HERITAGE OF THE CITY. DRAWN TO THE PURITY OF PORCELAIN I COMBINE THIS DELICATE MEDIUM WITH THE BEAUTIFUL PATTERNS OF LACE TO PRODUCE A FEMIINE COLLECTION WITH A TEXTILE LIKE SURFACE. MY RANGE INCLUDES TEALIGHTS, TABLEWARE AND VASES ALONGSIDE A COMPLIMENTAY RANGE OF JEWELLERY. I HANDBUILD EVERYTHING, THE PROCESS ALLOWING A PIECE TO TAKE FORM BASED ON THE MOVEMENT OF THE CLAY AND THE PATTERN IN THE LACE. PIECES ARE FIRED THREE TIMES, GLAZED USING PASTEL TONES AND GOLD ACCENTS TO ENHANCE THE SURFACE AND NATURAL TRANSLUCENCY.

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