UPDATE! I have added a page to this website with the pots that are being shown at the Herrick Gallery on Piccadilly from 21 to 24 February 2018. The show is called Sisters.2 and features my pots and the beautiful collages created by my sister Sophie Arup. Do come and take a look we are open from 12.00 to 19.00 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and from 10.00 to 13.00 on Saturday.
GEOMETRY TEXTURE COLOURS PATTERNS
A long time ago, I studied architecture at the University of Cambridge and I have spent most of my career working in design and architecture.
I have been creating pots since 2012.
Perhaps because of my architectural background, I am intrigued by the way that geometries distort when painted in three-dimensions and how a twist to a simple shape can have a profound effect on how a surface is perceived. To create non-circular and often twisted forms, I work mainly with slip cast moulds. This also allows me to create inversions of the same shape, so many of my pieces work as pairs.
My pots are often brightly coloured with geometric patterns, sometimes inspired by repetitive configurations in nature, sometimes founded on mathematical sequences and prime numbers. Spirals and ovals have been a particular obsession. I am continually amazed by the variations in tone and intensity that can be achieved by layering glazes. I combine rough underglazed finishes with more traditional matt or polished glazes to add texture and create depth of colour.
Each pot is unique. They are for sale; my pots are in private collections in America and the United Kingdom.
If you would like to find out more, or see some of my work in reality, please contact me by email: email@example.com
The very beautiful photographs on this site are by Alex Braun and Gordon Roland Peden. The snap shots are not.