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Jacqui Atkin
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Jacqui Atkin has been potting for twenty years and during that time the main focuses of her work have encompassed low firing techniques and resist Raku. However, in an attempt to move away from this extreme firing process, her recent work has been exploring new themes to create subtle surface treatments where either texture is used to create movement in a background for botanical imagery or surfaces are refined to create an eggshell like finish not unlike her burnished surfaces of old.

 

Inspiration for form and pattern is drawn from many sources but the view from her studio window which looks out over her garden and the woodland beyond in rural Shropshire has the most enduring influence, ever changing with the seasons, a rich palette of colour and shape. She exhibits in galleries throughout the UK and has work in public collections at the University of Wales Aberystwyth and the City Museum Stoke on Trent.

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