Michelle Foote Pottery

Growing up in St Ives I always enjoyed making art but after moving away to Devon as a teenager followed different career paths. It was only after having children and then returning to live in St Ives that I rediscovered the joy of creating art and I have spent the last few years delighting in exploring different creative mediums to find my own artistic ‘voice’.
Fascinated with repeat patterns and inspired by Scandiniavian folk art, Art Nouveau and nature, I work from my garden studio to make wheelthrown and handbuilt pottery from local Cornish clay. I use a variety of methods including sgraffito (scratching the clay through coloured slip), inlaying, painting and stamping (using handcarved clay stamps or found items such as acorns or poppy heads).