Nuala Garnsey - Pottery
I started working with clay about thirty years ago when I found myself living near John and Margaret West's Pottery in Catle Hedingham. I guesss it was always going to happen and right then I had the time and I was in the right place. I could not resist the chance to have a go.
I went to evening classes and was hooked. I then took up day classes at the Wilson Marriage Centre in Colchester and decided to invest in my own wheel and kiln. I love working with clay and spent more and more time experimenting with glazes and learning lots of different techniques. I currently have an electric and Raku kiln and work with stoneware and porcelain clays. I still love to experiment and play around with different styles and colours.
I am a keen gardener and love the outdoors and somehow this comes through to my work. I find working with clay very therapeutic. There is nothing better than a good day's throwing to take your troubles away. It is full of surprises and there is always much to learn. I just want to continue to progress without restrictions and enjoy making lovely pots.