bree ceramics

my work

The main focus of all my work is on texture and creating surfaces which place emphasis on a range of different contrasts - light and shadow, smooth and rough, chance and control.


As throwing is of particular interest to me, through improvisation and experimentation I am developing techniques which allow me to set the precision, control and fluidity of the wheel against the more spontaneous, irregular and often jagged quality of these textures. 


Often the processes I use cause splitting and tearing.  If so, well and good.  These outbursts are expressions of the clay’s fundamental character that I wish to expose and exploit. 

I use stoneware bodies with slips and oxides giving finishes which enhance the textures and express something of the materials’ origins.