My other passion is ceramics.  The more textured the better!  I make large pieces in gritty crank clay which I stretch, pull, stamp and then decorate with coloured oxides, slips, and sometimes glass.  Oh, and I never have a smooth edge - preferring instead to rip the edges and corners to give a more organic, earthy feel.

 

Landscapes and the beautiful textures of earth, rocks and plants are my inspiration.  I never tire of the patterns and colours we find in nature, and I try to replicate these in my ceramic work.

Medium and small bowls in crank clay decorated with matt blue slip inside
Large bowl in crank clay decorated with matt yellow slip inside
Large bowl in crank clay decorated with matt blue slip inside
Range of large bowls in crank clay
Detail of large round bowl decorated with oxides and white slip
Large round bowl decorated with oxides and white slip, shiny white finish inside
Medium sized bowl decorated with oxides, white slip and blue slip inside, shiny glazed
Medium sized bowl decorated with oxides and white slip on outside, matt yellow slip on inside

 

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SEEING MY WORK.....

 

All of my pieces are individual - one offs.  They are many different sizes, from the large bowls which are approx 30 cm in diameter and 30cm tall, the medium bowls are approx 24cm wide and tall, and the small bowls are approx 16cm tall and wide. 

 

I do sell my work - prices range from £35 for a small bowl to £115 for a very large bowl.  Some pieces are currently on display at Bespoke Kitchen Gallery, Westgate, Warwick.

 

I will also be exhibiting in Warwickshire Open Studios from June 29th to July 14th, at The Studio, 19 Mill Street, Harbury.

 

If you are interested in buying my work or coming to see it, please ring - 01926 815196, or email me at nicolalewis24@tiscali.co.uk  - or come and see me during Open Studios.

 

Thank you, Nicky

Detail of large bowl decroated with yellow slip