I was raised in a home that was filled with creativity but ceramics has been my favourite medium since 2010 when I found it provided therapeutic relief from stress. Working with clay has allowed me to connect my love for the great outdoors, my interest in ancient and medieval history and my creativity.
I became increasingly drawn to the organic and tactile elements of clay. The natural environment around me; local oak woodland and wildflower meadows, coastline and moorland, heavily influence my work. I try to work with the earth rather than against it as the clay has qualities which should be left untouched. Rough surfaces are a common feature and reflect this concept of balance between design and chance, between man-made and natural.
All work is hand built, hand carved and shaped using stoneware clay and subtle, earthy tones in my glazes, making each piece unique. All the magic takes place in a garden studio, which I share with my husband Gordon Clilverd, at the foot of the tranquil Lincolnshire Wolds.
"Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow". Kurt Vonnegut
I am constantly working towards lessening my impact on the environment whilst maintaining the quality of packaging required to protect ceramics. This is a developing process. The recycling of cardboard boxes and eco fillings is very important to me, however I will use recyclable bubble wrap where I have received it and ask that you please use it again to prevent it going into landfill.
I love to share my skills and experience in the community. I can provide workshops in your school that link in with educational topics or in your organisation, whilst supporting fun activities. I am a qualified tutor in adult education and have 20 years experience in the area of schools and parenting. A full DBS check and insurance are maintained and I keep up-to-date in CPD including Equality, H&S and GDPR.
Please allow 4-6 weeks if placing an order that is not in stock. I aim to post stocked items within 3 days of ordering but please be kind if it takes me a little longer and message me if you need your order more urgently. I will do my best to accommodate. Items will be very carefully packaged, but in the event your ceramics are damaged in transit, please contact me on receipt and I will do my best to replace the item. If you wish to return an item that is unsuitable, then please email me for a return address within 14 days. Please note returns will be at your own cost and items must be well packaged in the original packaging and delivered in the condition they were sent in. Items that are returned and not suitable for re-selling will not be refunded.
Shipping for direct orders (Please ignore information below if you order from my Etsy shop)
UK Please contact me for a price on UK postage and packaging. I will calculate based on the size and weight of the order and charges will be as reasonable as I can make them.
Europe Shipping costs are high for sending abroad so I have estimated these. If you are charged significantly higher than the actual cost, I will issue a partial refund. A flat rate of £15 will be charged plus £5 for each additional item. Please note your country will now charge customs (varies from one country to another) and this is an additional cost. Your parcel will be held and you will be notified by your customs office so that you can arrange payment and delivery. I cannot be held responsible for customs/VAT charges.
Worldwide Shipping costs are particularly high for worldwide delivery so I have estimated these. If you are charged significantly higher than the actual cost, I will issue a partial refund. A flat rate of £35 will be charged plus £10 for each additional item. I cannot be held responsible for any customs charges made by your country, so please do check with your government website or post office.
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