Handmade ceramic tiles
Angela made her ceramic tiles in New England House from 1998 till 2009. She comes back every year to her old studio for the Christmas Show to reconnect with old friends and customers in the building.
Brighton is where Angela went to school and did a degree in Wood Metal Ceramics and Plastics. She then immersed herself in the lively arts and ceramics community of Hackney for 8 years before moving back to Sussex.
Angela's workshop is now situated in a garden where her fruit and vegetable tiles grow alongside the apples and onions; the butterfly, flower and fish tiles busily evolve by the herbaceous borders; and her amoebae designs multiply within spitting distance of their mutating brethren in the compost heap.
She is inspired by her location in a city surrounded by the sea and the downs. Recently Angela has been obsessed by a childhood memory of a copse of trees on a hilltop and has been making a series of tiles based on this image.
Angela uses plaster to capture textures and form and uses found objects - bits of broken clocks or golf tees - to make marks and patterns. She loves drawing into and building up textures on clay and then covering them in highly transparent glazes which pick up every mark: not all intentional.
Making a moulds perfectly satisfies the urge to repeat again and again, and by tweaking them slightly birds, fish, butterflies, fruit and vegetables all have unique characters with subtle differences.
Location: Level 5 (North), Unit 3
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