Sylvia Quinnell

Chalk, flint, clay, shore -

artists working in Sussex

Sylvia's new work has moved away from hand-built ceramics to wheel thrown pieces that focus on producing families of small, functional, tactile vessels which can be used in a domestic environment.

When Sylvia hand-builds, her forms are organic in response to nature but is finding that her thrown work takes its influence from utilitarian, man-made objects remembered with a sense of nostalgia from childhood - enamel ware, milk churns, milk bottles and inkwells from school days.

She has been experimenting by colouring clay with small amounts of body stain to create a pale restricted palette which suits the simple forms and as a contrast in texture and colour Sylvia has introduced both coarse and smooth black clays. The smooth clay is polished and high fired with a muted, milky stoneware glaze.

Sylvia's new work is an ongoing process of experiment and discovery within her self imposed boundaries.

Sylvia Quinnell ceramics
Sylvia Quinnell ceramics
Sylvia Quinnell ceramics
Sylvia Quinnell ceramics
Sylvia Quinnell ceramics
Sylvia Quinnell ceramics
Sylvia Quinnell ceramics
Sylvia Quinnell ceramics
Sylvia Quinnell ceramics
Sylvia Quinnell ceramics
Sylvia Quinnell ceramics
Sylvia Quinnell ceramics
Sylvia Quinnell ceramics
Sylvia Quinnell ceramics
Sylvia Quinnell ceramics
Sylvia Quinnell ceramics
Sylvia Quinnell ceramics
Sylvia Quinnell ceramics
Sylvia Quinnell ceramics
Sylvia Quinnell ceramics