Ceramics (see items for sale)
Rosie Tweedale works between wood and ceramics, observing the materials’ natural sensitivities and capturing these within the finished vessels. She previously studied 3D Design and Craft at the University of Brighton and now creates work from a studio collective in the woodlands near to Haywards heath. Her work connects the elements of a forest by exploring its raw materials—the earth and the trees. She carves and shapes the wood to reveal the organic textures hidden within the grain. Each knot holds a memory of a rutted, twisting branch, the layers of growth across the seasons. Casting this in clay translates the tactility and organicity of the wood into a completely new form. The glazes are inspired by the natural, rustic colours and textures within the Sussex landscape.
Part of this collection has been pit fired. Pots are wrapped in various organic materials, nestled amongst wood chips and under branches. They are set alight to burn for 48 hours for the smoke to permeate the clay surface before being sealed with beeswax. These processes are very experimental and unpredictable. The marks left behind give us a glimpse into the moment where clay and wood synthesise.