Louise Schrempft

I've loved and made ceramics from an early age, in fact I grew up watching my mother make pottery figures and sculptures. I did eventually go to art college and gained my first degree in illustration and graphic design. but ceramics was my first love , so after many years in the arts industry, I went back to university in 2000-2003 to do my MA at Wolverhampton.

Since then I have had many Exhibitions from Theatre Clwyd to Aberystwyth International Ceramics Festival , north wales potters exhibitions, and individual exhibitions at Ffin y Parc.

While some of my work is full of humour and playfulness, my focus is often on single figures bearing witness. Some are resigned, some angry, and some seem to be waiting, watching the sunset and listening for a whisper on the evening breeze. But they all stand before us honestly. I try to use my skills to turn dull, mute clay into something which catches the light, and illuminates the human condition, allowing us to contemplate the marks and scars that life inflicts. Through all the unpredictability and randomness of the firing process, its accidents, failures, disappointments and explosions, these figures survive and emerge perfectly flawed, unique and beautiful. What better expression could there be of the nature of hope?

….And on calmer days I take great satisfaction from the meditation of throwing , with its rhythms and repetitive forms. some shapes I throw as bases and stages for figures , some as simple vase, jugs, mugs and bowls, this contrast is an important part of my making process , forming part of the evolution of my works.

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