I have a studio on the shores of the River Blackwater surrounded by water, salt marshes and large open skies. An inspirational environment for any artist or creator. My medium is clay which I make into animal sculptures as well as (beautiul) functional bowls.
The animals are time consuming as the anatomical components can easily break or distort. You never know if you have managed to capture something of the essence of the animal until the whole piece is fired.
Bowls too have their challenges. When glazing I like to use a mix of colours. This means each bowl is completely unique. Although I can use the same colours they never blend in quite the same manner.