Sally Dorrity

My fascination with ceramics began at evening class where I learnt to throw and became familiar with the basics of working with clay and glazes. My move to Oxford coincided with a desire to explore new avenues and my interest changed to hand building, which is now my main focus. I work in stoneware to create small, medium and large pieces, both functional and sculptural. These are then fired in an electric kiln. My work is frost resistant and is therefore suitable for use both indoors and outside.

In my studio in Oxford I am constantly experimenting with different shapes, new glazes and glaze combinations. I am very drawn to movement, form and texture in my work, taking my inspiration from traditional classical forms as well as from the lines, tones and textures of nature. My ceramics and skills are constantly evolving and progressing as I pursue my fascination with clay and its many possibilities.