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Barry Dorrity

Alison Proctor

Originally trained in dance and having worked in theatre and the arts as a Producer and Lighting designer, I have been making ceramics since graduating from a studio ceramics course at the Royal Forest of Dean College in Gloucestershire. I moved from Surrey to Kent, and made the transition to full time maker, setting up a studio in New Romney, located by the sea and overlooking the marshes.

I was awarded an Arts Council Developing Your Creative Practice grant in 2021 and have just been Maker In Residence at Kelmscott Manor, Oxfordshire in partnership with Heritage Crafts.

I make a range of work that is inspired by the natural world around me.

My work ranges from functional to sculptural using whichever technique best suits the ideas I’m exploring, but always finding it’s starting point from the natural world.

I generally work with red and white earthenware clay but have also been experimenting with naturally found sea clay and reclaimed bone china.

In recent work I have been exploring the tradition of creating sprig moulds directly cast from plants and leaves.



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