A silent space between
Effie completed her BA (hons) in Fine Art at the University of Northumbria and subsequently studied painting at the Royal College of Art for her MA. She combined a painting and teaching career in London until she moved to East Sussex where her passion for ceramics began, initially as a hobby.
Inspired by snow covered mountains and rocky surfaces, Effie's work is a response to the landscape and the human need to connect to it through art. Clay is so directly part of the landscape as the earth itself and therefore provides a fitting continuity integral to what Effie's practice expresses. Accepting the strengths and weaknesses of each of the different clays and glazes, she tries to balance the inevitable accidents and unexpected results into something deliberate and aesthetic.