cambridge contemporary crafts

Alice Maplesden

Alice's work is mainly thrown in white stoneware, decorated with drawings and text inlaid in black slip. She draws into the dry clay using a sharp pin and fills the drawn sections with black slip, scraping away any excess clay with a metal kidney tool. The pot is then bisque fired, glazed with a transparent glaze and re-fired. A drawing is never planned before it is started; it just falls out of her head. Alice tries never to make the same piece twice. She also makes badges and coasters from porcelain, decorated in a similar style.

"I doodle on everything, so when I was learning to throw on the wheel I just did what I normally do, and pots that weren’t too great looked much better covered in creatures. Throwing was something that captured me right from the beginning, a totally sensual, addictive and messy process. Now my skills have improved I can make useful items and I can doodle with a purpose, hopefully making people smile in the process. My pots are not to be taken too seriously, there are no hidden messages or in-depth ideas – I am silly and so are my pots."


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Ribbit Jug
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Crocodile Plate
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Aaaaah Mug
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I Am A Robot Plate
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I Love Eating Bowl
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Some Kind of Dinosaur Plate
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Neigh? Bowl
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