J E N N I H I C K S
'My work is often sparked by elements of nature. Starting points may be the sudden bloom of fungi in the autumn drizzle or a sheep's jaw found by her dog on the Quantocks. Sea Mist is a response to cliff walks in Somerset watching the fleck and foam of breaking waves suspended against the sky.'
'I mostly make by coiling, and hand-building, using my fingers. I work intuitively, often drawn to black, iron-heavy clays, in simple, bold forms. I like to create contrasts of texture and finish such as the jewel-like sheen of a celadon glaze against a black matt body; to mix glazes to produce unexpected and painterly effects.’