Organic form - Winter 2018/19
Alison makes wheel-thrown decorative and functional stoneware ceramics in simple, elegant forms with a subdued and gentle palette.
Her appreciation of pared-back design and natural materials is integral to the development of her own visual language. Alison is influenced by places and things to which she is drawn - the curve of a hill or line of a wall, wide open spaces, the sea and sky, sand and pebbles.
Alison's practice is guided by her belief that good craftsmanship involves care, skill and attention and she hopes that this is reflected in her work.
After studying Ceramic Design at Stafford University in the 1990's Alison spent some time working with a studio potter in Dorset and another in Sheffield. She then moved away from making ceramics and worked in an art and craft gallery for over 15 years which fed her visual appetite but left her hungry to return to making. That led to taking pottery classes and a porcelain workshop where Alison rediscovered the joy of working with clay.