Hi, my name is Mollie.
I, like so many potters, am preoccupied by the idea of "the vessel" and I make work that holds, supports and celebrates nature. My principle range are vases that hold bunches of informal flowers from the hedgerow, grasses from the meadow and feathers and treasures from the forest.
The medium of clay provides the perfect material in which to express my thoughts and ideas about the wonder of the wildness around us and handbuilding techniques allow a medative and reflective pace of work.
Every piece is hand built using a variety of techniques but slab building is core. I impress rolled clay with plants, found objects and blocks that I have carved by hand, cut and then assembled. Colours are applied in many layers using slips and paper resist and the drawn line is added through scrafitto. I then use oxides to enhance textures and plant forms after a bisc firing. All my work is made from grogged stoneware and fired to 1260°c in a gas kiln.