David Salsbury

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In the upstairs Showcase gallery from May to July 2019

David has been involved with ceramics for most of his life, first working in the industry, and for the past twenty or more years sharing a studio with his wife and fellow potter Louise, until her death in 2016.

David produces earthenware pottery and framed tiles decorated with themes from the natural world of countryside and seashore. He has always loved to draw and paint and has adapted watercolour techniques for use with ceramic pigments. This gives him the freedom to illustrate the ceramic surface in his own personal way.

David continues to work from his Leicestershire home studio, but always with an eye on the distant coast.

178 Leicester Road Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 2AH 
www.salsburyceramics.co.uk

Libbidib Pottery

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Libbi Hutchence

In the upstairs Showcase gallery from February to April 2019

I live in Bury St Edmunds and have been a potter for 12 years.  I work in stoneware therefore my work is fired at a high temperature and can be used in the freezer, oven, microwave, dishwasher and outside throughout the year. 

I love the calming influence of pottery.  There is something meditative about what I do.  Taking something basic (clay) and handmaking it into something useful and beautiful.

The ‘Face Pots’ I make are all unique, no two pots have the same style or name, each one is individual.  Most of my work is created on the potter’s wheel.

I teach evening classes at the West Suffolk College during term time.  I am never happier than when I have mud under my fingernails!

Holly Taylor

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In the upstairs Showcase gallery from February to April 2019

I live in Diss and work from my studio at home. Often accompanied by our loving pets.

Since I can remember, I’ve always been drawn to putting colour on a blank page. I have a creative family who have always encouraged it

studied at New Suffolk College where I focused on illustration. My love for collage started there.

My work is abstract, focusing on colour, shape, composition and pattern. All with a sense of freedom.

For me it’s a way to calm my mind, cultivate happiness. It offers escapism for me and onlookers. A splash of colour to put a smile on your face. I like to think it’s work that can appeal to any age.

I love Matisse, his use of colour, shape and his determination.

However, I get inspired by a lot of things. Whether it’s fashion, a conversation or an emotion.