Charlotte is a ceramicist from the Yorkshire Dales, who hand-builds her individual ceramics. She uses porcelain and stoneware clays, to create both functional and decorative items, which are decorated using underglazes, oxides and various glazes.
Charlotte studied ceramics for five years before setting up her studio just outside Masham from which she has been designing and making her unique functional ceramics since 2010.
Her work generally reflects the past in some form as she has a fascination in researching times past.
Her selection for The Yorkshire Gallery includespieces from Charlotte’s ‘map collection’ which originated from an exhibition she did back in 2013. She created a body of work that, through form and map inspired decoration, reflected ancient trails and roads across North Yorkshire used by drovers and packhorses surrounding the Yorkshire Landscape.
She prefers to use a slab method of construction to simply wonderful effect and also then hand paints each piece. These time consuming methods mean that every single piece of Charlotte’s work is unique.
Over the years since Charlotte has continued to develop this collection and now has a range of handbuilt porcelain ceramics, decorated in blue and white symbolic decoration.