'A predominant influence in this work is the landscape, but not a static landscape, instead a landscape in time; where things grow, the land moves, geological deposits are built up and most importantly where the repetitive, methodic actions of mankind have left lasting visual effects on the environment.
'This work shows a subtle palette of colour with an extensive range of textural surfaces that is complemented by an in depth understanding of mark making. Applying colour, texture, and marks to the surface is the most eagerly awaited part of the making process.'
Craig Underhill was born in Scotland in 1968. After completing his Btec HND in Design (Ceramics) at Harrow College of Higher Education and a BA (Hons) Fine Art (Ceramics) at Portsmouth Polytechnic, he took on a graduate assistantship at University of Eastern Illinois, USA, in 1990. Craig now lives in Stourbridge, West Midlands. Since 1997 he has lectured in Ceramics at Dudley College. His work has been exhibited extensively in the UK, France and The Netherlands.