• Brighton ceramics
    • About Pots'n'Pictures

      Here’s just a little bit about me…

      I studied illustration at Brighton University. When I left I sat on street corners and drew pictures in pen and ink to make a bit of money. I love to imagine the stories of people and animals passing by and the funny moments you see all around you. Brighton is a very playful place where people come to have fun and dream.

      After a few pottery evening classes I was hooked and I bought an old school wheel for £50 and began to throw! I love the feel of the clay and the satisfaction of something growing so instantaneously out of a blob.

       I thought it would be fun to use the clay like a sheet of paper and draw and paint on and so I see my work as 3D illustrations. I think the bowls look best when they are filled with dips or oils because then it looks like the character is bathing or in the middle of the sea.

      Besides selling my bowls through galleries I exhibit in the Brighton open houses in May and at Christmas. This is a good time to try new ideas. I do take commissions ( the designs can be scaled up or down) and any of the bowls can be bought by contacting me.

      When I am not making bowls I love making puppets with my best friend Polly Dunbar and then touring them with my husband Ant Morton.  Together we founded our company Long Nose Puppets.

      www.longnosepuppets.com