Gwen Vaughan is a ceramicist currently living Cornwall. She was born in Yorkshire, obtained her BA Hons form Cardiff School of Art and Design in 1988 and is a member of the West Country Potters Association.
‘All of my pieces are made using the pinching technique, forms are created by paddling the hollow pinched clay into the desired shape. The precious scale of my work is directly influenced by this ancient hand-building process.’
‘I use a rich black clay, carving into the surface to create a texture inspired by the qualities of slate and stone. Washes of coloured slip emphasize the textural detail and contrast against the blackness of the clay. The addition of a brighter palette of spotted decoration echoes the nature of the forms.’