Lorraine Gilroy

Functional Emphasis

"Having made ceramics since my first Art Degree at Birmingham in the early 1980s, I enjoy working on the wheel and producing organic sculptural pieces. My wheel thrown sculptural vessels feature hand built sections, creating stronger, more dynamic sculptural forms with a functional emphasis. This language of form is expressed in families of stoneware or porcelain works influenced by a whole range of factors, not least visits to the coast, exploring natural phenomena in wood, stone and water.

Working from my studio at home, I am Chair of Westcountry Potters Association since late 2014. I am a member of Midlands Potters Association, an Associate member of Flameworks, Plymouth and have written about potters and ceramicists in the UK, Hungary and Japan for many years. My work is exhibited at local galleries, shows and online and is in collections in Europe, USA, Australia and Japan. I accept commissions."