Venue address: The Stable Yard, Tarrant Street BN18 9DN
Yve Slater began exploring ceramics towards the end of her Illustration degree at Manchester School of Art. During the first phase of the pandemic, her grandmother, a potter herself, encouraged her to paint her pieces and she fell in love with the concept of functional artwork.
Both intrigued and frustrated by the complex and unpredictable nature of ceramics, she decided to undertake an intensive three-month course in Barcelona under the guidance of Corrie Bain, an award-winning ceramicist. ‘Draw everything. If there are 5 cups draw 5 cups, how you draw them is up to you; is some of the best advice I have received. Drawings are my research and ceramics are my canvas.’
Working solely with high fired clay, Yve’s work is a mix of stoneware and porcelain, both wheel-thrown and slip cast. With a focus on editions and one-off pieces, the illustrations are abstracted directly from her observational drawings. Each piece is decorated using methods of hand painting and sgraffito.
Tel: 07856 272215