Tamsin Arrowsmith-Brown

Material: Ceramics | Location: London
I work in wheel-thrown porcelain, decorated by hand with often intricate patterns using stains, underglazes and oxides.

I am fascinated by clay and I enjoy exploring the balance of practicality and beauty. I pay attention to the details that make an object functional and pleasurable to use and handle, at the same time making it beautiful when both in and out of ‘use’.

The decoration I apply is an exploration of mark-making, often taking inspiration from textile practices such as embroidery, knitting and sewing and well as print-making such as lino cut. I am interested in creating visual texture and dynamism on the surface of my work, exaggerating and emphasising the shape of the body or creating the illusion of movement where there is none.