Living and working in the South West you are never too far from the sea and it is obvious to see the influence it has on many of the artists that are lucky enough to live and work here. Take Lee Pover and her fun ceramics, you can definitely see that the sea plays a big part in her life and work.
Lee creates wonderful scenes in ceramics with driftwood and other things found on the beach that capture the atmosphere of the local fishing villages, ports and harbours.
Lee explains her inspiration, "My art and crafts have a strong nautical theme with fishing trawlers and sailing boats, beach huts, junior sailing pontoons, fish and lighthouses. These pieces can adorn any home adding a warm nautical element in either a wall hanging, individual driftwood pieces depicting fishing villages or ceramic fishing trawlers.”
"With the many hidden coves and expansive coastal beaches on my doorstep, I just love to go beach combing and scouring the local beaches regularly to collect many pieces of flotsam and jetsam cast ashore by the south-westerlies that hit our shores. I also collect larger pieces of driftwood from around the River Dart to utilise when compiling my ceramic pieces. The wood gives inspiration to the ceramics that I make and use for each final piece. Unfortunately the very mention of gathering driftwood sends huge protesting groans from my two children, but they have helped me for many years!"
Lee offers commissions, mixed media courses in her home studio and can also offer excellent B&B on site, if required.
You can see more of Lee's work in many local galleries or online.