Babs Belshaw Ceramics

Our Story

 
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Welcome

 

Babs is a ceramic artist based near the Northern Irish town of Coleraine. The inspiration for her work comes from living a life  near the coast, the rich and rugged landscapes of the atlantic ocean is evident through her colour scheme.

Her work is made from porcelain for its pure whiteness and thrown on the wheel. Her forms comes in a variety of bulbous vases, the connection between a soft rounded shoulder and a narrow foot have a elegant stance and presence.

The choice of surface decoration comes from the complex glazing technique of creating crystals. This process  is totally spontaneous creating crystal formations that are suspended within the glaze. With the addition of a finishing touch of gold luster each piece has a luxurious quality.


 

Technical statement

 

Thrown with porcelain on the potter's wheel, glazed using a macro crystalline glaze  with cobalt and copper oxide. Fired in a electric kiln with a technically controlled cooling to create crystals, finally finished of with a gold luster band.



 

Education/ Biography

 

Babs childhood was spent between the Isle of Man and Northern Ireland, after leaving school she embarked on a National diploma in Art and design at Limavady in Derry this was where her love of ceramics began.

 

Babs then  studied at Cardiff School of Art and Design completing a degree in ceramics  in 2014 and the DCCOI Ceramic Skills and Design course in Ireland, graduating in 2016. Now  she is running her pottery in Coleraine, Northern Ireland.

 
 
 

The Idea

My idea started about 7 years ago when I couldn't find the write colours and shapes I wanted for my kitchen so I decided to make my own.  So after spending a few years perfecting my skills and training that is exactly what I did.

Style & Quality

my style is simplistic and elegant but practical i use all my own ceramics in my kitchen and in  the dishwasher and microwave

 

(not items with gold luster or crystal glaze)

100% Handmade

All handmade in my studio my me and my two hands,

No two pieces can be identical but I feel that's the joy of buying handmade!.

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BABS BELSHAW

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