Crank Clay with Feldspar and Iron
The Artist - Kate Lyons-Miller
The qualities of clay, the age of it, the heft and physicality, the geological connections between clay and the landscape it comes from, all fascinate me. I use clays and minerals from the region Iím working in, currently Dartmoor, as additions and inclusions. Found and foraged growan, haematite, manganese, feldspar, ball clay and china clay all find a place in or on the vessels. I often work on a large scale, but the surfaces are as important as the form, and can be viewed as close as you like. I am aiming for authenticity, allowing the materials to speak for themselves.