Christine Finney

I live in Norfolk have been potting for around five years. I have always been interested and attracted to ceramics and having attended a weekend course I became hooked and my ever evolving journey began.

I throw in porcelain on the wheel as I enjoy the smooth feel of the clay and I am constantly trying to throw as thinly as possible, which is a challenge.

I am at the moment experimenting with paperclay and bone china slip as it allows for a higher level of translucency which is difficult to achieve with a thrown vessel, for me at least.

Everything and anything influences me. I throw what I like which is mostly functional domestic ware as I enjoy the thought of my pots being used on a day to day basis. The shape and form of the vessel are more important to me than the decoration however as I love colour the porcelain allows for intense bold colours to be presented in a simple uncomplicated way.

I have worked as a professional make-up artist for many years and find it exciting to use my skills and build on them in the different medium of clay.