“It seems reasonable to expect that beauty will emerge from a fusion of the individual character and culture of the potter,with the nature of his materials.”
Helen Shearer studied Jewellery and Silversmithing at the Ulster College of Art and Design, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Whilst at college, she began to investigate working with porcelain as a wearable media.
Exhibition work, is larger in scale and involves drawing directly onto porcelain, she also incorporates the techniques of sprigging and the application of gold leaf or precious metal lustre.
Rory Shearer studied Ceramics at the Ulster College of Art and Design, Belfast, Northern Ireland. His work is wheel based and rooted in the tradition of Bernard Leach. He creates functional pieces with a Japanese or Asian aesthetic and his work embodies an integrity and honesty only found in the work of a Master Potter.