Lanty Ball

Material: Ceramics | Location: North West
My core practice consists in designing and making ceramics by hand. I take a minimal approach to form, favouring simple thrown or slip cast vessels that act as canvases for my surface designs. I take my inspiration from natural surfaces, textures and patterns.

For the past three years I have specialised in working with porcelain, creating both glazed and unglazed pieces. I am particularly interested in exploring the contrast between the textured and smooth surfaces. After firing, this contrast is accentuated by grinding and polishing the vitrified clay.

Over the past year I have been developing water-etched surfaces and I will be showcasing some of this new work alongside my original carved pieces at upcoming events.