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Mairi Stone


My Story

My work is all about trying to express my love and reverence for the beauty of this Earth. If my pieces evoke any of that feeling in the viewer, then my work is complete. The oceans and all they hold are quite obviously a major inspiration, but it is the whole of nature’s organic forms, textures and colours that influence me. I also have a great interest in the macro/microscopic world -seeing that which is hidden to the naked eye. I use Porcelain Paperclay from the Scarva pottery in Northern Ireland. It is the perfect medium for my work. I discovered a way to fuse glass into the pieces and I find it far more pleasing and colourful than glazes. As the glass cools it ‘crackles’ giving it a crystalline effect. If I’m not using colour then it is the amazing translucency of the porcelain that is being shown.