Craig Underhill is an established ceramicist with a strong painterly aesthetic. He studied Fine Art and Ceramics at Portsmouth Polytechnic and his exhibited work includes solo and group shows at galleries in London and St. Ives.
I prefer the softer surface that is achieved by using my hands to make a slab, as opposed to the harder and flatter finish achieved with a slab roller.Texture is added to the soft slab of clay. Simple wooden tools are used to draw lines into the surface.The vessel form is built up using sections of clay. I generally work on a group of 4 or 5 pieces at the same time.
The Painted Vessel, Hay Festival Exhibition
19 May - 30 Jun, 2018
Image Source: Craig Underhill