I am a Ceramic Maker working from my studio in Surrey, UK, creating handmade decorative porcelain pieces for interiors and installations, for use and enjoyment. I am inspired by both the movement and stillness in nature, combined with an enjoyment of the depiction of landscape on ceramic objects. Each piece is individually screenprinted – the clay and image stretch during the making process until finally freezing into the forms of plates, bowls and wall pieces. I use the semi industrial jigger/jolly process, printing onto the fresh slabs of clay before they are formed and stretched, allowing the print to move during the making. This means that each piece in the print edition is unique – to be selected and collected.
I use a porcelain body clay to give the simple forms a clean fresh look, and allowing a clear focus for the printed surfaces, and I also work with a gentle glaze colour palette to further enhance the imagery.
I am interested in developing the materiality of the clay and print process, taking traditional print and making techniques and using them in new, innovative ways to produce intriguing and beautiful decorative bespoke pieces, describing place, experience and material making.
In addition to producing and selling my range of work, I also run Harrington Studios, a Ceramics and Glass studio with my husband Joseph Harrington, who is a glass maker. We established our new workshop in 2012 and have a fully equipped Ceramics and Glass facility. We undertake commissions, fabricate editions for other artists and designers, teach skills based courses, support new makers through the Crafts Councils buddy and mentoring Professional Development schemes, and continue to make, develop and sell our own work. We also hold a very successful annual Open Studio event.