Sheila Simpson Studio


I have long loved ceramic work, and took ceramic classes when I was studying for my painting degree. Clay has unlimited potential, and working three-dimensionally provides me with compositional challenges that don't occur in my two dimensional pieces (not that I can't set up a pictorially challenging piece two-dimensionally). There is satisfaction in making something functional, and expressive.

I handbuild my pieces, constructing with slabs, templates, hump molds (plaster and clay bisque), and sometimes I use my banding wheel to coil, and pinch. The clays are both low-fire white earthenware (glaze fired to 05), as well as, mid-range stoneware clays (glaze fired to cone 5 or 6).