Photography: Shannon Tofts

My Collections

I live and work on the Isle of Skye, in the North West of Scotland. I have always preferred wilder more challenging landscapes and seascapes. The visible presence of the rock beneath the thin soils of the Highlands reminds me of the real substance of life, and how fragile the veneer. The textures of my work are here on a massive scale in the mountains, and it’s fundamentally the same material. So here, on the Isle of Skye, inspiration is all around me, under my feet and in my hands.

My motivation as an artist is to find my place in this.

These collections, Contour, Erosion and Midden, are distinct but connected, and are a continuation of my love of texture. I make mostly ceramic forms, bowls, jars, boxes, rather than direct representations of the landscape, because they are innately human vessels; they represent the human condition of surface and contents…

Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

Date/Time Event
Winter Webshop update 24/11/2023 - 08/12/2023
7:00 pm - 6:59 pm

Winter Webshop update

November 2023

New work is now available in the webshop. New pieces in the Forest, Strata and Erosion ranges, small firebowls and some as yet un-named pots.

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25 Years of Making 06/01/2024 - 27/01/2024
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

25 Years of Making

I have been making pottery on the Isle of Skye for 25 years. I am so happy to be celebrating this very personal anniversary with a solo show of new work at The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh.  We will be publishing a small monograph of images, thoughts, reflections to accompany the show. I hope many of you will be able to join us at the Gallery.

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