Hilary Coole

Hilary Coole

Hilary is a contemporary ceramic artist producing vessels and functional ware using the process of hand built, slip decorated stoneware slabs.

A lifelong career as a graphic designer, coupled with an interest in surface pattern design have influenced Hilary’s current body of work. The thematic focus of the work is specifically inspired by her mother’s clothing that featured vibrant 1950s patterns which are captured in her work from memories of her mother and old family photographs.

Hilary’s starting point was researching ideas about belonging, home and a sense of place. This reflective thinking flowed into investigating the form and pattern of her mother’s garments translated into clay. She uses slips, paper resist and sgraffito onto the clay then constructs vessels from these highly decorated slabs. Her intention is to evoke the fun, emotion and utopian aims of the 1950s in contrast to post war austerity.

The work Hilary produces is a colourful, sculptural and contemporary interpretation of an influential era in her life.

Hilary recently graduated from Carmarthen School of Art with a first class BA (Hons) degree and went on to win the Craft&Design ‘One to Watch’ award at New Designers 2015. Her studio is located in her home in West Wales.

Contact Details:

Hilary Coole, Hilary Coole Ceramics, Farmers Arms, Llanfynydd, Carmarthen SA32 7TG

Tel: 01558 668291, Mobile: 07851 313275

Email: hilarycoole@btconnect.com, Facebook: Hilary Coole Ceramics www.hilarycooleceramics.wordpress.com

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