This collection features white clay pressed with flowers and foliage from the garden and hedgerows in Wales. Once dry, I paint the impressions; bisque fire and glaze with a glossy, food safe glaze and fire again. These ‘impresssions’, with their often startling detail, inform many of the designs in my other collections.
Zuleika Melluish has always immersed herself in the decorative arts with particular fascination in the Arts and Crafts movement, and Persian painting, craft and pottery. Her first pottery class a few years ago left her smitten: 'Little could beat the age-old alchemy that takes what is essentially earth and transforms it into a useful and beautiful object.' She now focuses on ceramics full time, making one-off and small batch ceramics from her studio in Kentish Town, London.