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Staffordshire pottery-inspired work

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About this project

Although in my former ceramics practice I made vessels, not animals, I always loved Staffordshire wares. Staffordshire pottery figures are so exuberantly joyful, characterful, vital and obviously made by hand that I cannot help but be inspired by them. Many of those traits correspond quite closely to the character I want to create in much of my work, so I couldn’t resist making textile versions of the ceramic originals.


£170 — £400


animal, pottery, staffordshire pottery, horse, dog, creamer, embroidered, pottery figures, textile sculpture




Dick Turpin, Total Hero
Photographer: own image
A mixed media textile tribute to Staffordshire Pottery figures of romantic highwayman Dick Turpin
The Leopard that Changed its Spots
Photographer: own image
A mixed textile hand stitched piece with embroidered details
spotty dog
Photographer: own image
hand stitched dog in fabrics with embroidered details
Staffordshire horse
Photographer: own image
A textile version of a Staffordshire pottery horse, hand sewn and embroidered.
neptune with fish
Photographer: own image
hand stitched textiles and mixed media sculpture, loosely based on a Staffordshire pottery figure of Neptune

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