Debbie Joy produces a range of pastel coloured domestic ware that is hand thrown using textured grogged clay.
Her pink, yellow and mint glazes often reminds customers of Ice creams enjoyed by the seaside.
The work is made to retain strong traces of the hand making process: throwing spirals from fingers drawing clay up on the wheel, marks on the base from the wire that cut the pot free of the wheel, dents emphasising the soft state of the clay during the making process, and the sloping line of dip in the glaze bucket. The human energy that is invested in creating the vessel becomes encapsulated in the form.
The insect designs, sketched by hand and printed into decals, were inspired by insects that came intoDebbie's flat one summer. 'They remind me of the irrepressible energy of nature and draw attention to the exquisite detail of the small creatures that we share our world with, ' she explains.
Thrown in stoneware clay, the work is made to be used every day. All are suitable for the dishwasher but best not used in a microwave.