Elements: earth fire
Rosalie has always been inspired by textures and forms found in the landscape, especially the chalk cliffs and flint seams found locally in East Sussex.
For creating a range of forms - bowls, bottles and lidded pots, Rosalie uses stoneware clay for her different making methods. Surface colour and texture is created using layers of silicarbon slip with felspathic glaze and contrasting them with coloured or neutral slips, to organise elements into layered strata and stripes. Surface results depend on thickness of glaze and heat in the kiln and how they react together. The pieces are fired to 1240 degrees in an electric kiln with usually predictable results but it is exciting when surprises and sometimes happy accidents occur.