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Bryony Applegate Design

Ceramist

I first encountered clay at Art in Clay at Hatfield house when I was 10 years old. I had the chance to throw a pot and make a clay animal. I then went on to make more things with my mum in her studio.

Having left school after Sixth Form after studying triple BTEC Art, I went on to study a foundation in art and design at Oaklands College where my love of ceramics continued to develop. 12 years down the line from my first experience with clay, I have now graduated with a degree in 3D Design Specialising in ceramics. I have both exhibited and sold work at my degree show 'Show and Tell', New designers 2016 and the One Year On showcase at New Designers in 2017 in London.

I like to start with geometric shapes and through experimentation with both materials and techniques, turn it into a visually pleasing object. My work has always formed through practising a technique; usually turning on the wood or plaster lathe. I then continued with my love of techniques by creating moulds to slip-cast the shapes and working on a feature of unusual material such as paper or pewter to add to the ceramic bodies.

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