Wheel Thrown Bowl by Craig Eyles
Wheel Thrown Electric Fired Stoneware
Striped Bowl I
I have always been interested and fascinated by the natural and manmade world and have taken many forms, colours and textures as inspiration.
My ceramic pieces are all wheel thrown, electric fired stoneware. I produce a range of both functional and sculptural bodies of work, all decorated with layered glazes.
The interaction between the sea and the land has been an inspiration for colours, textures and form in my recent work. The colours of the sea, sand, pebbles and rock formations, the movement of the water as the sea rolls onto the beach or crashes on the rocks. Many pieces are decorated to emulate seascapes or landscapes.
After studying 3D design Ceramics at university I moved into secondary education teaching Art. I taught in a successful department and later became Head of Art. Although the calling of the clay was too strong and when the opportunity arose I started to build my studio and get back to what I love. I am now making full time and teaching throwing courses from my studio in Frome, Somerset.