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Handmade Ceramics

 

About Denise

Denise Brown

Figurative Ceramics Maker

 

Hi and welcome to my site.  I am a figurative ceramics Artist, based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

I was introduced to ceramics while I was on a community Arts course and went on to study 3-dimensional design course.n Afterwards, I gained a BA Honours in Art and Design (Ceramics) Edinburgh College of Art

My ceramics have evolved studio practice and more recently in my support worker in inclusion Arts.
During this s time I have gained various skills in  pottery & Ceramics methods and processes, the pitfalls and the successes!
When I am not at work at the centre., I spend many hours perfecting designs and thinking up more to produce. I sell individually online at my online store and smaller pieces at the Mulberrybush shop part of Garvald organisation which supports their members to practice and produce Art.
During my early learning, I focused on throwing on the wheel, itself an act of centring. Creating ceramic sculptures both relates to my personal expression and spiritual growth and I have recently been surprised by my rediscovery of handbuilding.
I use Simple combination methods of pinching/coiling /hand painting surface decoration relates to my deep commitment to inclusion ceramics.  I find it hugely fulfilling to be able to pass on ceramic   skills to others so that they may feel the sheer enjoyment and fulfillment in creating. 

Behind The Scenes

Watch my process

Below is the typical process that I use when creating my ceramic items. Feel free to join one of my workshops to develop your ceramic making abilities.

  • I work with traditional methods and all of my ceramics are one-off hand-built pieces, with no moulds involved. I use combined methods of slab building, pinching, coiling and modelling; often experimenting with surface texture by layering glazes and multi firing to deepen depth and texture.
  • I use combined methods of slab building, pinching, coiling and modelling. I experiment with surface texture, layer glazes and multi fire to further deepen depth and texture.
  • I draw, collage, and use mixed media. I work in sketchbooks but don’t sketch out ideas; ideas evolve from the exploration of themes I have worked on previously. My Ideas progress from design sketches and develop these into clay maquettes; which may be later translated into a larger model. 

I will be setting up some workshops in 2021 for the first time. You may find these events which will be bookable on this site I look forward to welcoming you to local workshop venues in Edinburgh.  

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