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.