Growing up in Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire landscapes, the division of space through colour has always fascinated me. Through farming vast spaces are divided into shapes, each one uniquely defined by its colour, texture, line and form. These colourful shapes lead the spectator's eye around the landscape in a particular way. The colours in my work similarly determine the way the eye moves around the form.
Furthermore, as colour changes the appearance of space within landscape, each bowl appears changed through the application of colour. Some bowls seem deeper, shallower, wider or narrower, multiple lines shimmer and where wide bands meet, sharp edges appear.
The bowls are thrown on a wheel using white earthenware clay. They are then turned and bisque fired before being returned to the wheel and hand painted with underglaze colour and glaze.
Blue Stripe 'Arable Landscape' Bowl, 2016
9 x 14 cms
'Arable Landscape' Collection