In the August issue of Bustle & Sew Magazine we were delighted to feature an interview with Sam from Sam Walker Ceramics. Sam’s work is made from flat slabs of clay. Coloured liquid clays, called slips, are applied to the surface before the slabs are constructed into their 3D forms. Her inspiration comes from her love of textiles and colour and although she doesn’t have any formal training, she has spent a long time experimenting with different techniques.
We asked Sam how she got into ceramics, she told us;
“I started having weekly pottery lessons which continued for a year or so. After this, I developed my knowledge and technique using books, the internet and knowledge from others”.
We also asked Sam about her design process and where she finds her inspiration;
“My designs start in my head! I don’t find sketching helpful, so normally I just get in there and start making whatever is in my head. Usually, it evolves as I am making it. My main inspiration is simply just my love of pattern and colour. I am always looking at patterns within things, so this was a natural focus to my work. I also love textiles so this has worked it’s way in too”
Read the full interview in the August issue of Bustle & Sew Magazine