Our Story

Welcome, dear people to Sea Soul Studio: I am honoured to share with you a bit of what SSS is about, my dreams and inspiration and what happens when I put them into clay!

  I'm going to give credit to my Mum for dyeing endless packets of macaroni for my sisters and I to make necklaces from; her passion to nurture our creative side is one of the greatest gifts and I am forever grateful.  I have been a maker ever since those earliest memories and a few years ago I took a course in ceramics. Wow.  I was smitten and still am; my desire to constantly push and explore the boundaries of the material and my own imagination is relentless.

  Sea Soul Studio really evolved when my husband and I purchased an 1830's cottage by the sea in Tasmania, I had always been of the gypsy persuasion, moving about and going on long road trips, but it seems I am under the spell of Thorne Cottage for I love nothing better than meandering the coastal tracks with my dog, soaking in textures and forms, sights and sounds, pottering around in my rapidly expanding veggie patch and then making my way through an arbour of passionfruit to my studio where hours just disappear.

 Furnishing our home has been a joy: Mr SSS came with a lot of family antiques, but I have that bowerbird nature and drag him out of bed early on Sunday mornings to scour garage sales and trash'n'treasure markets, many of my finds have sparked a new design or become props for my displays at markets.  My designs are heavily influenced by old blue and white pottery ( we find many amazing relics in the grounds of Thorne Cottage) and this coastal-cottage lifestyle.  We still travel of course, it is one of life's great joys, which supplies me with more ideas than I know what to do with!

  Each piece of Sea Soul Studio ware is handcrafted from a variety of clay bodies and undergoes nine-plus different processes to go from a lump of wet clay to a unique and beautiful piece to treasure forever.  Small variations in shape, size, texture and glaze are to be expected and respected as it is a guarantee of the item being handmade, a complete contrast to the mass-produced.  Sometimes I work to music; your piece could have a little Angus and Julia Stone vibe! Other times, it is softly raining outside and I enjoy the quiet, occasionally interrupted by the lonely call of large gulls. Each piece has it's own energy and personality and it is one of the things I enjoy most: to see a customer fall in love with a particular piece, subconsciously feeling an affinity and taking it home to enjoy and wear.

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