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Arlene Ramage

I come from a practical, creative family, learning to knit, sew and help my father with DIY and building projects from a young age. I have no formal ceramics training,  studying radiography at college after leaving school and working in Brighton for most of my career.  I was medically retired from the NHS in 2001, after suffering an injury.  Looking for my next challenge,  pottery appealed because of the creative and scientific opportunities it involved. I learned to throw with Chris Hesketh in Lewes and then set up my studio in Biggin Hill in 2008, teaching since 2012. My previous career gave me an appreciation of the human form and I enjoy making torso sculptures as well as throwing tableware and functional items.

For my functional work I use stoneware clay fired to 1250c with glazes I have developed to give the impression of landscapes or water. All these items are oven and dishwasher safe, they are well tested at home in my own kitchen.
Sculptural work is either similarly high fired or I enjoy raku firing with copper glazes or horsehair. Some of these do have a base so could be used as vases.



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