Virginia Dowe, based in Warwickshire, presents a range of quality ‘one off’ hand built sculptural ceramics. Skillfully manipulating both extruded and slab forms, she is able to visualise and create imaginative animal studies. Virginia’s passionate and lively approach observes well the attitudes of these creatures. Their character is captured with a sense of fun and directness.
Earth-stone hand building material is employed mixed with varying consistencies of grog. This is then fired to 1160c in an electric kiln. A well practiced method of smoke firing is then used which provides the finished pieces with a very natural and unrefined aesthetic appeal.