Babs is a ceramic artist based near the town of Coleraine on the Causeway Coat in Northern Ireland. 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 lustre each piece has a luxurious quality.
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 lustre band.
Bab’s 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, 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 with Harry (pictured left)
My idea to be a potter started at age 16, this was my first time working with clay, after many years and many different styles I have finally found my voice, I want to create modern and elegant work. I use porcelain thrown on the potters wheel and finished with crisp blue and white glazes.
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
(Excluding items with gold luster or crystal glaze)
All handmade in my studio in Coleraine, Northern Ireland
No two pieces can be identical but I feel that's the joy of buying handmade!