[Artist Works]

Vanessa Bullick

Vanessa Bullick


'My pots are thrown on the wheel using stoneware clay. Slip resists are applied to create patterns and textures on burnished pots which are then sawdust fired in a variety of wood shavings including oak, sycamore and pine to give different effects. Spiked pots are textured by slip before firing, other pots are patterned after biscuit firing by using slip which is then removed once sawdust fired. My work is influenced by natural form and pattern from the seashore.Bullick has been working as a potter for over 18 years after studying Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art. She is a Professional member of the Craft Potters Association, London.

Biography

Biography

Working from her studio in Cellardyke, Scotland Vanessa makes sawdust fired pots and a range of coloured glazed stoneware and porcelain tableware.
She has been working as a potter in Scotland for over 18 years. Vanessa is a Professional member of the Craft Potters Association, London, and has a degree in Sculpture from Edinburgh College of Art.
She shows my work in galleries throughout the UK.

Education

Degree in Sculpture: Edinburgh College of Art

Statement:

Over time I have developed my own technique of using slip as a resist and for texture to pattern my sawdust fired pots. My pots have also become smaller so they can be held in the hand as they have a tactile nature and sit well either on their own or in groups. Each firing is different depending on the weather and type of wood used so you can never be quite sure how a firing is going to work out. I have a fantastic source of sawdust providing me with a huge range of different types, so I have recently been experimenting with elm, cherry and sycamore along with using oak and pine.
The inspiration for my work comes from stones found along the sea shore. I love the different mix of colours and shapes you find together which I try to reflect with my pots.

Beside The WaveBeside The Wave

8-10 Arwenack Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3JA8-10 Arwenack Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3JA

Open Monday - Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm | Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm | Bank Holidays 11:00am - 4:00pm

~