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About the artist

Inspiration

My work is undoubtedly inspired by my sense of place; the beautiful surroundings of the Blackwater Estuary where I live, the coastal form, colour and light of the river and salt marshes; with its open skies, soft muted colours and textures of water, stone and mud that the tidal river creates.

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Having been brought up surrounded by Danish design it is no wonder that I am also strongly influenced by Scandinavian contemporary style and form, with soft curves and clean lines.

 

More recently I have come to admire contemporary Korean and Japanese ceramics, and it is their nature based love of things 'imperfect, impermanent and incomplete'.

This Wabi-Sabi approach to life and ceramics is something to admire and aspire to.

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I  live in a small village on the edge of the Blackwater Estuary coast with my partner and dog. I work in a small studio overlooking the river Blackwater which is just a few meters away. 

 

I enjoy wild swimming in the river during the warmer months and I can be found taking long walks along the beach in deep comtemplation of my surroundings. 

After a career in Marketing Communications, I studied 3D art specialising in ceramics at Colchester Adult College gaining a City and Guilds Diploma. 

It was at college that I discovered smoke firing and became absorbed by this ancient technique and began to experiment.

I have been creating pots for over 20 years now, starting from simple cobble jars to large statement peices, and the art of smoke firing has always formed a key element in my work. During this time I have refined the process, developing my own methods and techniques to create layers of texture, and bringing a contemporary eye to a decorative technique that is as old as pottery itself.

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In 2007 I was made a Selected Member of Anglian Potters, and have more recently become a selected member of the Suffolk Craft Society and the Craft Potters Association (CPA) .

I generally exhibit my work in galleries both locally and across Essex, Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, and more recently in London based online galleries and the West Country. Please check my Instagram site @goodallmoira for up to date information of where you can purchase my work or contact me by email or phone. I am also happy to take commissions.

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