Jewels Williams Peplow
My work explores “Moments of Change” and the impact they have on individuals within families.
I throw porcelain vessels enriched with oxides and slips that explore my fascination with coastlines. Inspiration comes from coastal divisions where the sea leaves traces on the sand in undulating ripples and from the ever changing line between sea and sky.
The blues and aquamarine of bright sunny days are counterbalanced and sometimes combined with the slate grey of closed in rain.
The glazes are the result of understanding the impact coastal colours have on me. Drawing in inks and watercolour washes on paper is a pivotal part of the process. Drawing and throwing are bound together, each endorsing the other.
I work in porcelain. The material I use is versatile and beguiling and I enjoy every aspect of every process from inception to completion. At each stage the porcelain changes, from malleable softness, through chalky mattness to its final ceramic form. This evolution is completely absorbing but it is the softness of the clay when thrown or stretched which I find particularly hypnotic and drives me to repeat the process again and again.
I make individual pieces alongside groups and small installations. The forms are the landmarks of my childhood.