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Proud to be an Irish potter; Bridget trained on the acclaimed Pottery Skills Course in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny after completing a ceramics degree from Limerick School of Art and Design in 2013. She has worked with several Irish potters including Mark Campden and Caroline Dolan. After completing my one-year apprenticeship with Julie Ayton, supported by the Adopt a Potter Trust, she is now the Visual Arts and Pottery Assistant at Wiltshire Creative.
The making processes of pottery are what excites Bridget. She says: "I challenge myself with seemingly simple yet complex forms and techniques, altering thrown pots and playing with surface decoration. I combine these with my love of pattern, line and colour."
Bridget uses traditional pottery techniques like sgraffito and inlay and also paper resist to create patterns with a contemporary feel, embracing the natural imperfections and qualities of the materials and decorating techniques. The pattern of her domestic range is inspired by leaves and the linear patterns of her bottles are strongly inspired by an old galvanised bin and the pottery windows.
Bridget makes "each pot in the hope that it will enrich those everyday moments - drinking tea from a favourite mug or eating porridge in the morning".