Sculptural and figurative Ceramics
. Handmade in Devon
by Tina Hill-Art
My pieces are formed intuitively and often with abstract representation. Elements of the local coast, wild estuary and working port often emerge, in particular the ever changing silvery estuary tide and rugged textures of the surrounding natural landscapes.
Remembered fragments of my wandering travels, my playful inner child and a career working therapeutically with people are also key influences, often seen reflected in characters, metaphor and suggested emotion.
I hand-build from slabbed and coiled clay, mostly white or black stoneware, fired to high temperatures. I often leave sections unglazed, or decorate with matte tactile finishes.
I'm also licensed to hand-dig and process a limited amount of local wild clay which I use as a slip, a glaze addition and as a clay body on smaller items. I love working with this iron-rich red clay, very locally sourced, being harvested less than 100 metres from my studio!
Located in the South Devon village of Shaldon, I work from a small studio close to the estuary edge.
In addition to the more easily posted items in my online shop, I exhibit at local artisan or gallery events & at
My ceramics are stocked in:
Words & Pictures Gallery - Teignmouth
Cider Press Gallery - Dartington
Seaglass Gallery - Lympstone
Thelma Hulbert gallery shop - Honiton
If there is a particular item you are looking for, do drop me a line to see if I have it in stock at the studio, or if a gallery has one
My wild clay foraging was featured in Channel 5's South West Cost path programme with Michael Portillo, you can watch the episode here: https://www.my5.tv/coastal-devon-cornwall-with-michael-portillo/season-1/episode-6