Artist Statement

Jen makes contemporary, functional pottery from her Glasgow-based studio. Through her work she explores the balance between a functional object and detailed craftsmanship.

Working on the pottery wheel, Jen makes forms with clean, simple lines.  The surface is illustrated with intricate, hand carved detail and mark making. Her illustrations draw from her upbringing on the Yorkshire coast, often depiction open landscapes, seascapes, seaweed, and lichen.

The decision to specialise in this time-consuming surface design while still prioritising functional ware is a conscious step away from mass-produced, table ware and instead prioritises giving time to a piece that will then be used for many years.

Jen is influenced by many artists but is particularly drawn to the work of, Andrew Ludick, Craig Underhill, Diana Fayt, Lauren Mabry, Barry Steadman, Lucie Rie and Makoto Kagoshima.

 

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