‘Foxed’ by Louise Blamire
Beautiful hand built ceramics, dinner safe items, decorative pieces made from stoneware and locally gathered, indigenous clay ('wild clay’) processed here in the studio.
From the mountain or the forest the 'wild clay' is gathered in small amounts and minimally processed, this provides the basis for hand crafting and building individual pieces fit for any table.
The process is labour intensive but I aim to evoke a connection with the hunter gatherer of old and the rawness of the materials used. When the item is placed on your table, full of delicious food or placed on a shelf or mantlepiece full of your favourite things you may wonder about its journey and imagine the quiet wood it was sourced, surrounded with moss, ferns, rivers and then perhaps consider the elements that formed this wonderful material called simply ‘clay’.
I also use the ancient Japanese technique of Raku to produce beautiful and sometimes curious decorative pieces, which include spoons and seed pods, all fired individually.
The shop will carry some or all of these items at one time but please do check back regularly to see newly created work and items being offered for sale.