• Katherine Fortnum

New Unique Ceramics

I've continued developing my ceramics using the new design I came up with that I've named 'Intricate Series'. I create the patterns using a variety of brought and handmade tools using a wide variety of techniques, creating the patterns is my new favourite thing to be doing in the studio!


I've began introducing the pattern onto a range of different things, below you can see a new fruit bowl I created.

Intricate series fruit bowl, white stoneware, greenware stage, by Katherine Fortnum, May 2019

I've been experimenting lately with my making to broaden my horizons so I've been trying out new types of clay. First of I tried out parian clay (which I'm still not finished playing with) and now I've been creating with terracotta clay. It's wonderful to work with, sooo smooth, but it is a stinker to clean! It stains everything red including my hands!!!


I'm absolutely loving creating in terracotta clay!


I had one try and uni and loved just how creamy and soft it is, I never had the time to play more so now I've opened a new bag nothing can keep me away from it!


Keep your eyes peeled for more terracotta loveliness. :)


Intricate series fruit bowl, terracotta, greenware stage, by Katherine Fortnum, May 2019

I've been developing my Intricate series and really pushing how versatile it can be as a pattern, I can adapt it to anything I put it to making each piece unique with its own one of a kind hand carved pattern.


Here I taken on a commission for a house plaque. Would you like one for your home?

Intricate series house plaque, commission, white stoneware, greenware stage, by Katherine Fortnum, May 2019


As always thanks for reading!

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Katherine :)

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