Path and Inspiration Libby Daniels works as a full time potter from her home studio in Haslemere, Surrey. A graduate of the BA Ceramic Design course at Staffordshire university, then a long career as an Art teacher she set up her studio in 2018 to begin her journey as a ceramicist. Libby's work is mainly focussed on the unique material aspect of clay having a softness, the surface of which can be impressed and formed. Her own clay stamps are used as well as freely painted abstract patterns on the vessels.
Process and Practice Colour, pattern and surface decoration are the focus of Libby's stamp impressed and abstract painted pots. Taking inspiration from pebbles, plants, birds and the coast, unique thrown and altered vessels and free formed slab pots suggest the softness of clay contrasted with structured lines of defined rims in strong colours. As well as these sculptural vessels Libby also makes functional jugs and vases in a range of matt and gloss glazes with clean lines and a mid-century modern inspired design.