Libby Daniels

I am a ceramicist working from my home in Haslemere, on the West Sussex/Surrey border. I work full time making functional and decorative pottery, teaching classes and workshops and sometimes painting for relaxation.

I am interested in the colour, pattern and detail of surfaces. I aim to make my pieces visually appealing in the first instance, with colourful smooth surfaces with glossy and matt glazes, but it is also very important to me how a piece is designed and how it feels to hold whether it is a functional jug or decorative abstract vessel. Design details such as the shape of a handle and quality of finish are always considerations to me.

I make using a range of methods sometimes throwing on the wheel sometimes press moulding, slab building or coiling. The decoration and motifs impressed into the clay are created from stamps which I make then bisque fire. I am always excited to do the first press in with one! I usually make three or four new ones with the leftover clay after each making session. Ideas for these come from nature, textile patterns abstract shapes and lots of doodles!

My one-off pieces with abstract, bright, painted surfaces are essentially sculptural vessels. The forms created on the interior are as important to me as the outside and the line of the rim is a specific margin between both, often highlighted in a strong colour. These free formed pots are decorated using slips, wax resist, engobes and underglazes, sometimes with multiple firings. As these pieces are more personal to me I continue to develop and explore my ideas each time I make them. All my work is made in white earthenware and is fired at 1060 to 1120 degrees depending on the type of glaze.

If you are interested in buying any of my work please do get in touch. I am able to make pieces to order. Have a look at my website events page to see where I will next be showing or selling and follow me on social media to see regular updates.

Address:  Little Green Studio, Holly house, Moorfield, Haslemere, GU27 3SH

Work Telephone Number: 07929 201 026

Services:  Commissions welcome. Tailor made Classes and workshops by appointment.

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