Charlotte Jones was born in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire in 1958 and grew up near Peterborough and then King's Lynn. Charlotte lives and works in a renovated chapel high above Falmouth Bay in Cornwall with stunning views from Plymouth to the Lizard. She graduated in 2001 from Falmouth with a Studio Ceramic degree, the vestry becoming the ceramic workshop. Charlotte visits family in Norfolk several times a year and finds that "travelling by train through the different landscapes I have a sense of coming home seeing the fens, the colours and shapes in the sky and land evoke memories of my childhood."
Land and seascapes inspire her work, observing her surroundings so design decisions become intuitive. Details in shells, pebbles and natural found objects are explored in minute detail by drawing and painting to inform the pots. Her distinctive pots are made from coloured stoneware clay, using oxides and self dug clay. The coloured clays are used as a three-dimensional collage material: layers contrast and merge. Pot bases are thrown, coils added and pinched and scraped into an organic vessel. Burnished with a pebble when leather hard, the pots are through high firing returned to a tactile stone surface.
The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from £50 - £220.