hello and welcome to my website. I'm an artist and potter based and working in East Sussex UK. I studied ceramics in London and you can find out more about my work on my archive page.
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My work is all individually hand made in red earthenware clay using techniques such as coiling and pinching. I use slips, inglaze colours on a maiolica glaze, enamels and lustres to decorate the pieces I make.
My illustrations are inspired by the natural world, pets, wild flowers, anything that catches my eye. I've always loved pottery that carries a narrative such as Greek pottery, Staffordshire flatbacks and transferware.
My aim is to make evident the process of hand making and glazing in the finished piece. For example, I don't aim for symmetry or smooth surfaces and the glaze may vary in coverage and include run off marks as it is hand dipped. I feel this adds to the character of the pieces.
I make work in small batches and sell directly through this website, my instagram account @belen.gomez.ceramics, the IO Gallery in Brighton UK and craft fairs. I post details on my blog about events and exhibitions I'm taking part in.
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All work is copyright Belen Gomez Ceramics 2018