Nicola Gillis

I explore many different techniques to make my work and I am passionate about using ash glazes and found clays and slips and added materials to enhance the surface. These are used on a stoneware body.

My inspiration for my work comes from weather, particularly storms and their effect on the landscape. Tumultuous seas resulting in debris washed up on shorelines. Shadows created by looming black clouds. The ever present impact of wind and rain on everything that is around us, everything steadily changing its form and surface from one thing to another.

This body of work is a response to those experiences, that fascination.

My collection is mainly tableware. I seek balance from the rush of modern life in the everyday rituals of eating and drinking. These rituals are enhanced by the vessels we use; by what we see, what we pass around, what we hold and touch.

Address:  6 St Luke’s Terrace, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9ZE​

Mobile Telephone Number:  07986 026 440

Services: Weekly hand-building classes at studio and ad-hoc throwing tuition. Commissions accepted.

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