‘Working on the wheel in both porcelain and stoneware, I take my inspiration in from the materials and glazes, how they interact and can be utilised to better display these properties upon, of and within the form.
‘My goal with each piece is to create something that is beautiful and calm. i do not use decoration in the form of surface pattern or motif preferring to experiment with texture, or changing materials or firing style to see how they enhance and communicate as a cohesive piece.’
Alex Shimwell graduated with a BA (hons) from Staffordshire University in Ceramic Design in 2007 and trained with Numagouchi San, a Japanese Jomon ware potter in Japan and with Kevin Millward, a traditional production potter. His work has been widely exhibited across the UK and featured in many public art events including the British Ceramics Biennial.