cambridge contemporary crafts

Jo Walker

‘I am a potter living and working in Fife.  I originally completed a degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing but after enrolling on a pottery course a number of years ago I became hooked.  I love the immediacy of pottery.  Marks made quickly, once fired, are preserved and can survive for thousands of years.

 I like to decorate my thrown pots using a technique called sgraffito.  The pots are dipped in a layer of contrasting coloured clay slip and a pattern is scratched through to reveal the colour beneath.  I also hand build larger vessels which I finish by highly polishing the clay with the back of a spoon.  These are then smoke fired in smouldering sawdust which results in a unique pattern made by the smoke.  This contrasts with my other pieces as the marks made are partly down to chance. 
 
I’m inspired predominantly by nature.  Plants and birds provide a wealth of ideas with other influences coming from the simplicity of Scandinavian design and 50’s textiles.’


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