A sculptor and ceramicist creating a range of figurative and free-flowing sculptures for the house and garden. Principally working with clay and employing a wide range of techniques, from coil and slab building to throwing and slip casting.
Ceramics including pots and clay sculpture. Landscape and townscape painting.
I design all of my own artwork, using a variety of mixed media to create, including textiles, print making, collage and sculpture. Inspiration comes from my surrounding environment, particularly the area where I live, which borders the Montgomery canal and River Severn. Situated in beautiful countryside, it has an abundance of flora, fauna and wildlife.
Lou Grace Mitchell is a ceramist with a love of process, materials and hand making. Japanese sensibilities – along with the simplicity of Scandinavian design and English craftsmanship – continue to be a source of inspiration in her work.
My work is mainly inspired by travel and nature. Landscapes, views, flowers and trees are my most common subjects. Sometimes I am inspired by a small detail – the texture of bark, a shell or an interesting leaf. Initially, I like to use unpredictable media such as inks and dyes. I then use a variety of techniques to add detail from drawing and painting to collage and stitch. I am especially fond of free machine embroidery and use this in much the same way as I draw.
Inspired by nature, expert flower maker Carolyn Clayton hand-makes ceramic flower lady sculptures and wall art.