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Katy O'Neil

Katy is based in Lancashire and create’s contemporary ceramic vessels, bowls and wall pieces. Katy’s ceramics are decorated with slips before being impressed with marks which are inspired by photographs taken whilst travelling extensively. She uses splashes of colour to highlight the texture and mark making before firing to stoneware. Each piece is unique and is slab built with black clay, and are celebration of form, material and mark making.

All the marks made on her work are created with man-made objects such as screws and nails found on the street, or from parts of circuit boards salvaged from abandoned electrical goods. This way of impressing marks into clay is a reflection of Katy’s long-held fascination with the concept of future fossils and how the throw away nature of modern life affects the land.