Miriam (Mim) McCann
I create aesthetically intriguing life-cast sculptures of torsos, hands and hearts in stoneware clay, incorporating elements of metal wire which are fired within the clay with a variety of glaze and oxide finishes: unusual porcelain vases and upside-down tea-bowls in addition to stoneware functional pottery: mixed media jewellery incorporating porcelain moons and hearts, clock parts and safety pins; porcelain doll brooches: bear sculptures and little owls: mono-prints from life drawings alongside framed sculptures of anatomical hearts. Inspiration stems from femininity; emotional states; anatomy; the ocean and the night sky. Links can be found throughout many pieces within my artwork.
In 2003 I graduated in Ceramics at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff, and set up my business Last Chance Ceramics in the last few years. I have gained invaluable experience travelling the world, through various jobs including Waterstones Bookshop and Limehurst, Yew hedge clipping harvesting for cancer treatments. In 2009, I studied Ceramic Conservation and Restoration at West Dean College. I am now based in West Sussex creating bespoke artworks, pottery and jewellery as well as practicing Swedish Massage Therapy.
Services: Commissions accepted.