Gabrielle Richardson

For the past 18 years ceramics has been my creative outlet.

Having thrown my pots on the wheel I decorate using sgraffito coloured slip. My intricate designs play homage to the indigenous African and Mayan cultures, where my inspiration is found. I have also sponged floral and fruit designs onto pots.

My pottery merges form, function and aesthetic. Combining these elements allows each pot, plate and bowl to work not only as ornamental but functioning household objects.

I also experiment with sculpture and different firing techniques and in developing my own glazes.

And I teach others which is such fun!