Richard Heeley

My designs are developed on the Llyn Peninsula where I draw and paint the landscape in all weathers, year round.

I work from my sketchbooks and pursue fluid brushwork, repeating and refining designs to a spontaneous movement and minimalism. The patterns that I develop strive to be sympathetic to the form and I let myself be influenced by Eastern ceramic traditions, using clean shapes as a porcelain canvas.

I make slip from local clay and found scrap iron. With the addition of cobalt, I grind and mix this pigment myself. This produces a rich variation in colour and brush stroke.