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Caroline Cole's Gallery

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I am intrigued by the way that geometries distort when painted in three-dimensions and how a twist or turn to a simple shape can have a profound effect on how a surface pattern is perceived. The patterns I make are highly geometric, sometimes inspired by repetitive configurations in nature, sometimes following sequences founded on prime numbers. Spirals and ovals have been a particular obsession.

I am continually amazed by the depth of colour that can be achieved by layering glazes. I combine rough underglazed finishes with more traditional matt or polished glazes to add intrigue to each piece and create subtle variations in tone and intensity.

At the moment I am working primarily with slip cast moulds, which enable me to make more than one piece of the same shape. This allows me to investigate my other fascination, namely reflections and inversions.

I studied architecture at the University of Cambridge and have spent most of my career working in design and architecture, primarily running a consultancy business called Colander Associates Ltd. I am a relative newcomer to ceramics and remain largely self-taught.

Photos of my work can be seen on my website

If you would like to find out more, or see some of my work in reality, please contact me on:
Pieces are for sale, prices available on request.