The ancient roads and landscapes of the North York Moors, and the wild and unruly plants that flourish in the most unlikely places, are the sources of inspiration for ceramicist Charlotte Morrison and textile artist Agnis Smallwood.
Charlotte Morrison is a Yorkshire-based ceramic designer and maker. She uses porcelain and stoneware clays to create both functional and decorative items, which are decorated by hand using underglazes, oxides and various glazes.
Her work constantly reflects the past in some form – she is an avid collector of vintage items and has a fascination in researching times past.
Charlotte’s most recent ceramics echo the ancient roads, places and landscapes that were once travelled by drovers, packhorses and monks from the region’s monastic houses.
Agnis Smallwood is a designer, maker and educator, specialising in hand-woven textiles. She works at home from her studio in Leeds.
Agnis’ inspiration derives from looking closely in unlikely places, seeking out the beauty to be found in plants and grasses that flourish despite – and often because of – a lack of human intervention.
She finds surprising diversity, vitality, colour and form in locations across the moors – always a rewarding starting point for her work.
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