Herd of 3 Highland Cows & Fence hand made by Simone Louise Ceramics.
Based in Hartlepool, England, Simone took time out from her job as an estate manager to raise a family and in doing so found herself with too much time on her hands once her son started school.
Whilst looking at getting back into painting, Simone stumbled across a ceramics evening class which led her to undertaking a part time art and design course at Cleveland college of art which introduced her to textiles, glass and jewellery as well as working with clay.
Knowing clay was the direction she wanted to take, Simone set up her own studio with kilns at home where she embarked on a journey of self teaching, experimenting with various different clays, hand building techniques and surface decoration.
Simone’s work is largely influenced by animals and sea life, sometimes with a surreal twist.