The Founder of "Sallypots" is a very talented lady when it comes to clay, if you have a project for her she will sit down with you one to one and help you create the perfect product.
This could be a plate all the way to a statue of your nearest and dearest!
She particuarly likes to create animals and form them into useable equipment,
such as mugs and teapots.
She is very experienced in all kinds of pottery, from Raku firing, to working on the wheel with Porcelain. She has been interested in her skill since secondary school, after her art teacher introduced her to clay, where she developed a great love for that media ever since.
In 1976 Sally attended Bournville School of Arts and Crafts, originally hoping to progress to Vitoria Street in Birmingham to study jewellery making.
However, Sally took a turn and found a great interest in ceramics.
This led to Sally taking a three-year degree course in 3D Industrial Design at Leicester Polytechnic. Following this Alcester Pottery was born, this continued for several years before Sally married and had a daughter.
in 2007 Sally rediscovered her artistic flame and opened a studio with three other artists at the Jinney Ring Craft Centre that is open until this day, where she enjoys stretching her abilities with throwing, she also teaches others to fall in love with clay by teaching group evening classes and offering one to one sessions.
Sally is currently progressing the idea of sailing boats at sea, an interest that started in the 80s while at college, looking at waves, rocks, clouds and the sea, she uses slips and oxides to achieve the desired colours, and decorates her work with stencils, wax resist and sgraffito through the slips.
While she is happy using an electric kiln, which is very safe and consistent, she finds she achieves more exciting results using a gas kiln, her latest ceramic exploration is through the method of crystalline glazing, which she is currently testing and trialing the technical needs.