Angela says she is ‘driven to create because of the positive experience of using and enjoying beautiful ceramics in everyday life activities. No matter how simple the object, like a favourite mug, these are the things that turn a house into a home. They give us a strong sense of belonging and build on our identity.’
Her work on a ‘collection of bottles’ was about re-inventing, in ceramics, the old style of household bottles and plays with the idea of taking something old and creating something new, something that had one purpose and giving it a different one. An old glass poison bottle can be re-created and altered to become a treasured vessel. This concept has been developed further in the with jugs that were designed based on older styles and then given a more modern twist. The illustrations and imagery are heavily influenced from time spent living in the Far East where strong colour is very much a part of that style.
Angela works in porcelain for its smoothness, beauty and elegance. Its whiteness is a perfect canvas for the fine, colourful drawings that characterize her work.