View Image Gallery Michèle Findlay(Full member)Tel: +44 (0)1323 891327 Email: Web: www.clay-works.co.uk
Artist's Statement (2004)
My work comes from inside me, the images that populate my mind are
reflections of the emotions and desires of a woman. Over the years I
have been driven to understand woman's spirituality as a way of
understanding myself and to use my creativity to portray it in my art.
stoneware clays of all kinds, ranging from porcelain to crank. I make
sculptural pieces in different scales, some for the garden, some for
the mantle piece and some in between. I also make use of driftwood
collected from the shore, glass fired in my kiln, soft metal sheet and
wire with which I knit shapes which are included in some of my finished
Some of my work is made in moulds. The textures that I like to impress into clay are preserved when laying the clay in plaster moulds. I also use hand building techniques specially when making larger pieces.The work is fired in an electric kiln, although at times I do use smoke firing as a finish.I mix and develop my own glazes which are usually matt. These are applied by pouring or sponging on.
I came to ceramics rather later than most, and only really started when I was training as a teacher in my 40s. Having given up teaching, I did an MA in Contemporary Ceramics at the Surrey Institute in Farnham.I have exhibited widely in East Sussex and now that I have more spare time I am showing my work further a field, in fact as far as Cardiff.
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: 26 Kedale Road, Seaford, East Sussex, UK, BN25 2BX.
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Telephone: +44 (0)1323 891327
Availability: I'll be pleased to see visitors but please phone first, as I may not be in everyday.
Studio Location: I work at home, or to be precise in the shed at the back of the house.Coming from Brighton on A259, come up the hill into Seaford and take the fourth on the left which is Salisbury Road, (if you get to the station you've come too far), at T junction of Salisbury and Kedale turn left, 26 is on the right about 50m from the junction.
Last Updated: 2008-03-19