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Where to Buy
Sheila is a frequent exhibitor at exhibitions around the country (take a look at the Events Calendar for what's coming up) and her work can also usually be found at:
- Ropewalk Gallery, Barton on Humber
- Turnstone Gallery, Sandsend near Whitby
via our contact page, please
I made my first pot as a child. It was a teapot made with clay dug from the garden and baked in the oven of the Yorkshire Range. It was painted yellow and purple and it poured, though filling it with water proved to be the end of the piece.
I produce high fired slip decorated earthenware using red clay and lead glaze, mainly bowls and plates and tiles.
I love gardening and this is reflected in my work.
I like the watercolour feel that using washes of coloured slip produces, building up transparent layers.
I like to write on my pots; maybe I am just a graffiti artist at heart. The words come from many sources: The Bible, poems, old sayings and just nice things people say.
I do not have a grand artist's statement, I just make pots and some people like them enough to buy them.
I have been making pots for a long time and I am still amazed and excited by the alchemy that changes messy clay into a bright shiny object for which people are prepared to pay good money.