CLAIRE FINLAY CERAMICS
 
 
 
 
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Sculptural and functional ceramics, inspired by the natural world

Working from my studio in the west coast of Ireland I am constantly inspired by shapes which merge from one into another with such fluidity - like fish into leaves, to the ribs in the hull of a boat. Everything is interconnected. It’s what the Shamans call shape-shifting. And when I see a cormorant taking flight, a hare jumping tentatively through dewy grass, or the ripples on the water as the first salmon heads upstream to spawn - my mind is already lost in my studio, my hands bringing it to life in the clay.

I hand make every piece, which results in items that are truly unique, full of individuality and character.


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