Jacqui Ramrayka MSDC
Her current work is mainly thrown, however hand built projects are an ongoing interest. She continues to focus on the vessel form, working in series and making one-off pieces. She finds her inspiration in natural and urban landscapes, as well as the seemingly random and mundane – pebbles on a beach, rusty metal tools, peeling layers of paint, found objects that suggest a fragment of a story- and it’s also these things which inform her colour palette.
She works primarily with porcelain as, despite its tricky nature, it has the right qualities for the finishes she wants to achieve and explore.
The surfaces of her vessels are important to her, she uses them as a way to express a narrative and achieve a patina of depth and variety. The vessels are layered with oxides and glazes, brushed and dipped, and often multi-fired. They are used as a canvas to investigate the myriad combinations of texture and colour.
This unpredictability ensures each piece is unique.
1991-1994 BA (Hons) Ceramics
Harrow College, University of Westminster
Ceramic Art London 2019
Contemporary Ceramics Selected Maker (London)
Oxford Ceramics Fair
Art in Clay (Hatfield/Farnham)
Craft Potters Association Selected Professional Member
Crafts Council Makers Directory Selected Member
Design Nation Selected Maker
Society of Designer Craftsmen Selected Full Member
Ceramic Review October/November 2019
2006 Potters 14th edition
2001 The Craft Gallery Guide
2000 Potters 13th edition
October 2000 Inspirations magazine
August 1999 Marie Claire (interiors section)
2015 to date Pottery after-school clubs
1999-2001 Central YMCA London