Robyn Hardyman

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Flash in the Pan | Robyn Hardyman

Robyn Hardyman

I throw and turn my vessels on the wheel in my garden studio in Oxford, using mostly porcelain. My bowls, cups and vases are made to be used, or simply looked at. The forms I throw are mostly inspired by the classic shapes of oriental ceramics. I relish exploring glaze colours and textures, and trying to find a variety of surfaces that complement the simplicity of the shapes.

I enjoy the way pots look when grouped together, the shapes and shadows between the forms, and the relationship between their colours and textures. My ceramics can be enjoyed as single pieces, but they seem also to complement each other when combined in small groups. I also enjoy how a good pot feels when weighed in the hand, that sense of balance that tells you when it’s right.