Time and Change
Ali makes pots from her workshop in Dorset which looks out on views of Eggardon Hill. She makes stoneware and porcelain forms that are simple and explore a modernist style. Work is connected by time and place and drawing on the influence of pottery forms from a collective cultural inheritance, ideas can spring from favoured periods of history.
Forms are thrown on the wheel, and sometimes carved or constructed whilst still soft which speaks of the fluidity of the material and reveals the physicality of making.
In the intense heat of the kiln atmosphere qualities are teased out from the clay and glaze materials to reveal the natural beauty within. Earthy veins and marks remain in a palette of burnt umbers, bracken and chestnuts and the translucent mother of pearl blue-greens and pale greys of the sea.
Limited edition, bespoke projects for restaurants and private commissions compliment the flow of tableware for the Collection, with repeat wares that become familiar and trademark shapes.