Artist’s Statement:

Picture of Liz Gale

I trained as a teacher specialising in textile arts and taught in primary schools for ten years dividing my time between teaching and ceramics. I gave up teaching and became a full time potter in 1988, moving into a purpose-built workshop and showroom in 1992.

My early work focused on domestic reduction stoneware, decorated using latex sponge trailing and wax resist. In 2001 I built a 30 cubic foot salt kiln to produce domestic ware and individual pieces. This is now my main production, all of which is both dishwasher and microwave safe.

I have been involved in various branches of The Craft Potters Association since 1991 but now retired from committee work to focus on and develop new work.

I sell my work direct to the public from my workshop gallery, although it is best to make contact first. I also sell in sell my work at the Contemporary Ceramic Centre (63 Great Russell Street,  Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 3BF) and at selected Ceramic fairs throughout the year.

My main source of inspiration as a potter is my enjoyment of food. Good pots should be used for good food and drink.