Alison Wren

Alison Wren

I make wheel-thrown decorative and functional stoneware in simple, elegant forms with a subdued and gentle colour palette.My appreciation of pared-back design and natural materials is integral to the development of my own visual language.  I am influenced by places and things to which I am drawn – the curve of a hill or colour of a wall, wide open spaces, the sea and sky, sand and pebbles.

​My practice is guided by my belief that good craftsmanship involves care, skill and attention and I hope that this is evident in my work.

I  studied  Ceramic  Design  at Staffordshire  University in  the  1990’s and  afterwards spent some time working with a studio potter in Dorset, and another in Sheffield.  I then moved away from making ceramics and worked in an art and craft gallery for over 15 years, which fed my visual appetite, but left me hungry to get back to making.  I went to pottery classes and a porcelain workshop and rediscovered the joy of working with clay.  I feel content to be doing at last, what has always been in my heart.

One day you finally knew what you had to do, and  began...’ from The Journey by Mary Oliver.

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