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Paula Downing

Paula Downing and Antony Hosking

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My ideas begin with the physical exploration and observation of the land and sea, moorland, coast, hilltop forts and mine ruins. The work evolves from the drawings, paintings and photographs made on-site. Back in the 'FabCab' the collected information is put away and the work evolves from what remains in my memory. I never copy what I have drawn and I never draw what I am about to make.

Every piece is hand built , using pinch, coil and slab techniques. The forms are mainly sculptural but sometimes functional. Each is unique, though many are part of a series as I follow the thread of an idea.

I work with many different clays, mainly heavily grogged and textured. I then complete the pieces by layering oxides and slips onto the surface