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Ceramic Artist & Designer Jamie Louise McIntosh

Jamie Louise McIntosh is a recently graduated from the 3 Dimensional Design course at the Robert Gordon University’s Grays school of art. A ceramic artist/designer who is learning the ways of starting out on her own. ‘After studying for 4 years in Aberdeen I decided to make the decision to return to my home town of Glasgow where I have started up my own studio.’

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“Grays is where I not only discovered how much I loved working with clay but how driven I was by the technical side of ceramics. Throughout my life I have always been curious about how things work and this curiosity has been significant whilst learning the skills needed to be a ceramicist.”

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“Alice in Wonderland was the theme of my degree show work and although I’ve decided not continued with that same theme now, exploring the story unlocked my true interested and influences in my work. I have always been influenced by colour and colours in nature and this was amplified through exploring the Alice in wonderland novel. I love experimenting with glazes which goes hand in hand with my love for colour. Textures are also another influence for my work and I like to explore adding texture to my work as well as setting different materials together to create a contrast in textures. After the success of my degree show I have had work exhibited in Aberdeenshire at a small gallery called Oriel Art as part of the North east open studios event and my work was also selected for the 6 foot gallery in Glasgow as part of their ‘Best of Degree show’ exhibition.”

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“As a result of successfully exhibiting my work at New Designers 2013 in London I have just sent a new collection of work to the Lovers Lights Gallery in Twickenham, London to be part of their winter show opening on the 8th of November for 3 months. For now, I have chosen to continue working with bone china and creating texture in pieces through putting holes in the clay because it was a process I found had the most potential and I have many ideas to develop it further. My next challenge will be to begin adding colour to these pieces as it will create another depth to my work. I don’t have any specific design in mind when I begin I enjoy pushing the integrity of the piece and seeing how far I can alter the piece with holes. I like to embrace the little bits that fall of or move in the process as it makes the process much more interesting and by using bone china the pieces take on a different style when they are lit up. I enjoy the unknown which is part of the ceramic process. I like the thrill of not being entirely sure what will come out of the kiln and sometimes it can have changed dramatically either in shape or colour but in that it can look so much better than you ever expected it to be.”

JL Mcintosh previous work

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