An established maker who studied Ceramics at the West Surrey College of Art, Carol Wainwright’s stoneware plates and pots are highly durable and created with practicality and function in mind. Combining an extensive knowledge and understanding of her craft with a practical sense of what is achievable for the domestic environment, her pieces are ideal for daily use in the home. Often distorted in the round, thanks to being turned while still soft, her pieces have a quirky quality and distinct personality. Carol adds fluid brush marks to her work, which are often exaggerated by unexpected combinations of glazes and oxides, creating surfaces that give the illusion of being freshly painted. ‘I enjoy the process of making by hand and the tactile qualities of working with clay,’ she explains. ‘I love pattern, and above all, colour.’ A selected member of the Craft Potters Association since 1991, Carol’s work is exhibited and available from specialist galleries in the UK, including CR’s partner gallery, the Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London.
Ceramic Review magazine issue 284, March/April 2017.