Sylvia Glover Ceramics

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About my work

I work mainly on the wheel, making tableware and other essentially usable pieces - objects which are more than just decorative - especially drinking vessels.

You can engage with a drinking vessel much more closely than with any other art form. (How often have you held and stroked a painting, or felt a sculpture with your lips?!)

I love developing glazes. I'm intrigued by how they interact with the clay and each other to create infinitely variable visual and tactile effects.

From time to time I also enjoy hand building more abstract, sculptural forms, where the glazes can be allowed a freer rein.

Alongside my own creative practice, I work with individuals and groups of all ages and backgrounds, many with mental health problems.

Working in clay gives me a sense of peace, focus and achievement, and by sharing these benefits I hope to contribute to other people's well-being.