"Even as a young girl I loved playing in the garden digging and getting my hands dirty, so working with clay seemed natural when I first took a pottery class at a local arts centre while living in New York. Falling in love with the making process and the scope of possibilities of clay as a medium, I sought out pottery classes in every place I lived: Poland, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Indonesia, England and, settling in France, I was finally able to open my own studio at Le Chant de la Cascade.
I use white stoneware, black clay and porcelain to make both functional and decorative pieces, including delicate porcelain necklaces.
Using hand building techniques or throwing on the potter's wheel, I create simple forms and use calm shades of colour, always seeking to incorporate nature and stillness into my pieces. I hope that these pieces bring a sense of peace and joy to anyone who may end up with them."
Maureen's work is for sale HERE, and she also provides one-to-one instruction in hand-building or for beginners on the potter's wheel.