Venue 16: Lola Swain | Potter

Open: Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-3pm, Mon-Wed 10am-4pm, Thurs late night 10am-8pm.
Venue: Studio 19, 19 Leighcliff Blds, Leighcliff Rd SS9 1DJ
www.lolaswainpottery.com

My pots are hand built from earthenware clay using traditional coil methods. The coil layers are built up from a slab base, a versatile method allowing a natural form to slowly evolve, in keeping with the intimacy of the process. These are decorated with layers of coloured slip and burnished. My interest with the natural environment provides much of my inspiration. This year I have worked on developing my interest of the rhythmic, floral and organic stylistic elements of art nouveau. Texture is incorporated in the designs by using the ‘sgraffito’ technique where pattern is drawn into the clay to reveal the clay body beneath.