Vivienne Ross
ceramics

Festival: 2017

My interest lies in making pots which act as containers for both objects and ideas. Each piece is unique, hand-made, individually decorated and signed. I work with a red earthenware clay which is decorated using coloured slips and glazes. The shapes are kept simple, made using hand-processes such as press-moulding, coiling, slab-building and throwing. I try to engage the viewer through humour by juxtaposing figures and images, playing with scale to create the unexpected. I work intuitively and spontaneously to achieve the decoration which is accomplished using brushwork, paper stencils and sgraffito.