After studying art and design and graduating with a BA Honours in Interior Design, at Birmingham Central University in 1991, Gwenda has returned to her love of making ceramic forms, whilst still continuing with her career as a professional Interior Designer.
Stepping down from her former roles of Chair of Regional Directors and long held Midlands Regional Director of the Society of British and International Design, has afforded Gwenda the time to pursue her passion for ceramic forms once more.
Having always held great respect and love for the countryside, equestrian and farming communities where she grew up in a down land village in Oxfordshire, this has initiated a series of animal forms to represent these passions, exploring texture, tone and colour and the differing perceptions each of these elements has on the final piece.
This will be continued into fuming and Raku work with the extra element of unpredictability of these ancient firing and glazing techniques.
Gwenda likes to work quite quickly with crank, paper and Raku clays to capture the spontaneity of these transient moments.