Examples of Caroline's drawing and ceramic works - if you are interested in any of these pieces or would like to place a commission, please contact Caroline through the home page. For further examples and prices look in MERCER gallery. Thank-You.
Bowls and Tiles
Studio pieces; playing with form, materials nature and the alchemy of clay to ceramics process- These all one off pieces. I make bowls, bottles, tiles, lamps, dishes and wall hangings - inspired by all things nature and the sea...
More recently, I have been looking into and developing digital drawing and painting skills.This feeds into the design process and the possibilities are endless, I love the meeting of traditional techniques and new technology. I am learning all the time but I always bring it back to the tactile and I often wonder what we will be able do to achieve in the future.
Drawing is an essential part of any process I do, it aids my thinking and understanding, whether it's doodling and problem solving or a finished' piece for a particular purpose. These are available as working drawings, for sale alongside ceramics or can be commissioned as finished pieces. I work with graphite, charcoal, inks and emulsion to create atmosphere, texture and a sense of place and moment.
Dog and animal portraits
With a good picture and, if possible, a meeting and a play - I can create a bespoke portrait of your best friend. I work in charcoal, pencil, mixed media or digitally... whatever fits, every one is special, takes time and will capture the character of your furry of scaly family pet.
Ceramic biographies: Tell a story in clay. I start with a story or an observation, a look or an exchange and build these portraits (real or imagined). I can work from photographs but they are an artistic response to character and narrative.
Capturing different coastlines as I walk and explore. I come back to the studio and work from photographs and sketches to create fresh and atmospheric, one off pieces which often inform materials and processes in other ceramic pieces.