Tiffany Scull

Discuss your work in relation to Art Nouveau movement? I feel a strong connection visually to Art Nouveau in relation to the way I use the natural world and movement in my work. I depict birds, fish and insects in a stylised graphic representation…


Lynne Meade

Before we discuss all the changes in your work can we take a quick look at the past? You did your art training majoring in ceramics, when did you first realize that you had a love affair with clay?  I started working as a as an unpaid intern for a…


Antoinette Badenhorst

You did your training in South Africa. Was this very different from the training available in the USA? I did a few workshops in the US, but taught mostly. I did a lot of research on the internet about the direction I was following and consulted with…


Elisa Confortini

Discuss your ceramic technique What is it about clay that give you such pleasure in the creating? What types of clay do you use?Where do you source your clay from? Can you discuss the techniques you use with very high temperatures and how this…


Athena Jahantigh

Poetic Gazelles - series Can you discuss the way you have been able to use simple gestures of the gazelles, to give different characters to these beautiful animals? I started with a gazelle first with its head turned backwards. It was a slightly…


Sandra Black

While writing this conversation you will be in China at a residency. Can you explain how this came to be and what you are learning now? I am currently in Residence at “The Pottery workshop” in Jingdezhen, famous for its fine porcelain production. I…


Emily-Kriste Wilcox

One major emphasis in your work is your subtle colour and design. Can you expand on this? Painting plays an important role in my process and I make many studies of the sky and landscape which feed into the development of the 3D ceramic work.…


Kala Stein

Kala, when did your first come upon the idea of using double and multiple units? It came directly out of the process of slip casting and mould making. When one makes a mould of a round object, like a pot, it must be divided into two parts. My ideas…


John Wheeldon

Can you expand on several aspects of your ceramic work and how you use these techniques? Copper Matt During the 1980’s I had developed a way of working that involved applying precious metal lustres to both the surface of a textured black stoneware…


Regina Heinz

You have done many residencies in the UK and beyond. Can you expand on the importance of them to you work? Residencies are a great opportunity to push the boundaries of one’s work. They provide time, space and usually good facilities and thus…