Carolyn Genders is an established ceramic artist and printmaker based in the UK, well known for her individual ceramic sculptural vessels and forms and her unique relief prints. The essence of her practice is the relationship of form, line, brushstroke and colour, evident in both her works in clay and on paper.
She creates bold ceramic sculptural vessels and forms handbuilt in white earthenware clay with surfaces of vitreous slips and burnished terra sigilitta, and one-off relief prints of abstracted imagery. She works by responding to both her material and to the rhythms of the form as she moves around inscribing marks, incising and scarifying through layers of matt vitreous slips and burnished terra sigillata. Her finished pieces unite the physicality of working with clay and
‘My work comes from a place informed by my practice of looking and seeing - the interplay of colours, the counterbalance of textures, the energy of gestures and the constantly evolving pattern of my surroundings. My inspiration is internal, a conscious analytical series of responses to an ever expanding catalogue of understanding.’ Carolyn Genders
Carolyn Genders is a Member of the International Academy of Ceramics, a Fellow of the Craft Potters Association & a Member of Contemporary Applied Arts. She exhibits nationally & internationally and her work is represented widely in private and public collections including: