cambridge contemporary art

Alice Gare

Drawing on her rural and coastal surroundings as inspiration for both ceramics and glass, botanical references, abstract patterns and fresh vibrant colours are recurring themes throughout Alice’s work.

“Standing outside my studio in the morning I can often hear the sea. I work from an old blacksmiths workshop on the North Devon/Cornwall border. Surrounded by open skies and tall hedgerows full of bird life and wild flowers.”

To create her ceramics Alice uses a smooth Earthenware clay to, then layers coloured slips over paper stencils to create patterns and imagery. She also presses found objects, such as plants and shells, into the clay. Alice often uses text and a technique called ‘sgraffito’, a form of decoration made by scratching through the slip to reveal another layer before firing, to add more surface texture and decoration. Alice works on a domestic scale, mainly making clocks, plates and dishes, familiar objects that are designed to be used every day, as well as 'one off 'celebratory pieces.

The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available.

Pendulum Clock

18cm x 16cm




Light Aqua Face

18cm x 14.5cm




Large Windswept Tree Vase

18cm x 20cm