MAIRI STONE - Ceramics
Mairi Stone produces ceramics which are designed to fill a unique space in your life and in your home. Everything is individually designed and hand built. Whether it is a studio piece or a private commission, all of Mairi’s work is designed to reflect the kaleidoscopic variety of nature’s organic forms and structures. Realised in stoneware, earthenware and paper-clay, with mostly earthenware glazes, and using her own unique sculpting techniques; the glorious, sinuous, superbly tactile objects which Mairi creates will charm and delight you, and remind you of just how beautiful and inspirational nature can be.
''My work is all about trying to express my love and reverence for the beauty of this earth. If my pieces evoke any of that feeling in the viewer then my work is complete.
The oceans and all they hold are quite obviously a major inspiration but it is the whole of nature's organic forms, textures and colours that influence me. I also have a great interest in the macro / microscopic world, seeing that which is hidden to the naked eye. Much of my work is abstract, a mix of all these forms and textures. My pieces therefore refer to their source but are rarely a true resemblance.
I use Porcelain Paperclay from the Scarva pottery in Northern Ireland. It is the perfect medium for my work. I discovered a way to fuse glass into the pieces and I find it far more pleasing and colourful than glazes. As the glass cools it 'crackles' giving a beautiful crystalline effect. If I'm not using colour, then it is the amazing translucency of the porcelain that is being shown.''
To find out more check out Mairi's social media pages and personal website
Tel: 028 48157
I am always happy to discuss commissioned items. Please contact me with your requirements.