Lottie Barnden

12 – 24 March

Lottie Barnden’s work combines fragility with harsh, natural, shapes and textures. Working collaboratively with the clay, Lottie sculpts and hand builds each piece, allows the clay to move in the kiln and the glazes to bubble and pull away from the surface as they see fit, meaning that each piece is defined by Lottie, the kiln and the glaze working together.

Lottie takes her inspiration from nature and the often underestimated fragility of our natural environment; building on the concept that often the harshest of things at first glance are the most fragile and the most fragile looking things often have hidden strengths.

Frequently mistaken for metal, these works are hugely tactile and make great statement pieces for the home.