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Fiona Booy w: e: FionaBooyCeramics @FionaBooyCeramics @StAlbansPottery St Albans Pottery

I am a ceramic artist and pottery teacher based in St Albans. My sculptures tend to start life on the pottery wheel and evolve thereafter – often assembled, stacked or squished together. I love the soft throwing lines and energy of the wheel. I am drawn to natural rock formations caused by erosion, buckling, fault lines etc and this often resonates in my work – through different layers of clays, oxides and inorganics. I also enjoy leaving ‘makers’ marks which highlight the making process and the intriguing behaviour of clay. I like my work to invite curiosity and intrigue – perhaps even a smile. Over the lockdown period I have setup the Make-at-Home Pottery Club based around a series of YouTube projects. Although this began as an initiative for primary school children to help with sanity at home, I was soon asked for projects for teens and adults.

Organic Tea Bowl. All images © Fiona Booy