Hilary Mayo

Hilary Mayo

My making is an impressionistic response to place and experience, specialising in hand building techniques with a focus on the vessel form, texture and surface decoration.
Iceland’s strangely addictive beauty and other worldly landscape is the inspiration for this work following a visit last summer.

A country of ancient, petrified lava fields, austere horizons of black volcanic rock, and black sand beaches, contrast dramatically with snowy white peaks, glacial tongues and icebergs on a glacial lagoon, creating a constantly shifting landscape.

The monochromatic colour palette reflects Iceland’s hues. The dribbled crackle glaze and painterly exteriors reference waterfalls and landscape.

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