Pam Schomberg - Pam Schomberg Ceramics
Each piece is unique and individually hand built in porcelain, stoneware, or a combination of both.
Colour is included at all stages, with the use of oxides, slips, glazes (dolomite or barium) and precious – gold and platinum - and on-glaze lusters. Many are fired 3, 4 or sometimes 5 times.
I have worked as a potter since leaving Art School in 1985, with my studio in Colchester.
As a child I was fascinated by the ancient artefacts in our local museum and I find this has coloured my style and influenced the way my ceramic work has developed. I also spent time with my late father while he worked as a bespoke tailor, giving me an understanding of texture and pattern and a textile like way of building in clay.
Over the past 30 years my work has been included in many exhibitions throughout the UK and internationally. Highlights include: A collection bought by Liberty’s, London; exhibitions in the Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh; Cecilia Coleman Gallery, St. John’s Wood, London; The Crypt-St Paul’s, the Barbican as well as shows in France, Germany and the USA, with a large collection of ‘coffee and tea sets’ ordered for Saudi Arabia.
As a potter you feel you know what you are making, but things can change dramatically from when they go in a kiln to when they come out after firing. Nothing is ever quite as expected, there is always a surprise when the kiln door opens and the contents shine back at you...
I am happy to work to commission