Ruthin Craft Centre
The Centre for the Applied Arts


Retail Gallery Exhibition

Josie Seymour-Jones

16 July – 25 September 2016

Josie Seymour-Jones is a north Wales based ceramicist working in porcelain to create a range of painterly hand built, semi functional vessels. Drawing from landscapes, the work is influenced by texture and colours found along the northwest coastline. Glaze and tonal marks are applied to the surface of clay, creating subtle decorative qualities. Treating the porcelain as a canvas, underglaze is layered and removed using a sandblaster to build up a depth of surface with a minimal and considered aesthetic. Aiming to emphasise the fragile yet durable nature of porcelain, slabs are rolled out as thin as possible with the seams left visible to highlight the making process and handmade quality.