Miles Moore-Ceramics is based in Lupton, surrounded by the inspiring scenery of South Lakeland where we grew up.
Martin’s ceramic work draws heavily on his experiences as a retired physiotherapist and martial artist. His work is a continuing dialogue with and exploration of the boundaries between strength and vulnerability, balance, function and the subtle asymmetries found all around us in nature.
He first became involved with ceramics in 1986, when, looking for a creative hobby he joined an evening class at the local college. Within a term he had enrolled on a full time HND in 3D Design at what was then Lancashire Polytechnic. After graduating in 1989, Martin was selected by the Crafts Council to exhibit at The Festival of Britain in Costa Mesa California in October 1990.
Martin’s work can be found in public collections in Lancaster, Burnley and London. His work is represented in many private collections in the UK and USA.
Siobhan's relationship with clay began with an inspiring teacher, in the Lune Valley when she was a child, it has taken many decades of exploration to settle upon it as her primary creative medium.
All her pieces created to look and feel different depending on your perspective. As you move around them you may see different skylines, landscapes or moods. The internal and external surfaces often have different qualities, as is the case with us all. They are microcosms of our world, we all decide where to stand and what to see when looking at ourselves and the rest of the world.
She greatly enjoyed integrating raw, natural materials into my work, often embedding stone dust, gravel or ores into the soft clay, adding to the texture and contrast. Her use of metal leaf has allowed her to introduce light into her work. The joy of bringing together earth, air, fire and water really appeals to her a country girl and former fire-fighter.