Patricia Shone

My work is informed by the landscape surrounding me on the Isle of Skye. The hills erode by forces of climate and human intervention. Patterns of the past are drawn across the surfaces, the natural textures of clay reflect this.

I make functional forms, bowls, jars, boxes because they are innately human vessels. I try to achieve tension between the spontaneous textures and the formality of the vessel form. The pots are made by hand building and throwing, texturing, stretching, carving. I use various firing processes, raku, wood, and saggar, giving a wide and subtle range of colour and density.