Today The Barnet Collection hosted a demonstration with Lesley Risby, a ceramicist who has recently been featured in Ceramic Review.
Lesly demonstrated her techniques of using wire, cotton and porcelain to create nature inspired shapes. Her work resembles shells and seed pods and she said the skeletal effect was in order to show the fragility of nature. She also casts shapes and objects and uses these casts to create repeated forms. Her most recent inspiration has been from natural distribution, in particular the seeds of the sycamore tree.
It was a really lovely afternoon seeing an expert at work! I’m looking forward to future Barnet Collection events.