Monday, 16 July 2012

Clare Gage – Textile Inspired Ceramics

When we have a speaker we are keen to find out where the inspiration for their textile pieces come from so it was fascinating to hear how textiles are the inspiration for award winning ceramic artist Clare Gage.
Clare studied at the University of Cumbria where she was introduced to weaving. She also had an interest in ceramics and wanted to find a way of combining both interests.
She creates hand woven forms which are then used to create a mould. The textures are transferred to the porcelain to create beautiful “textile” cups and other tableware.

Sketchbook pages

See the cloth mould next to the cup on the table

Button cup

To find out more about her work visit her website