Caitlin Robson has a clear eye for form, space and composition. With this, her ceramics reflect on the female body. Robson worked with us on creating an exclusive collection of sculptured ceramics for the home that is subdued and quietly beautiful. During this process, we sat down with her to talk about her practise and how this informs her work.
- How did you start your ceramics practise?
I started working with clay, hand building earlier this year in lockdown. I fell so deeply in love and it became a daily practice for me.
- How long does it take to develop a design from start to finish?
The actual planning stage of it comes quite naturally. Generally I’ll draw rough sketches numerous times, until the shape feels right. Building a single piece can take hours and sometimes days, due to working with a wet material. There are different stages to building and letting the piece harden slightly allows for ease of manipulation in the structure. Including the two different stages of firing and glazing, a single piece can take weeks to create.
- What and who inspires you?
The strength and resilience of the females in my life, the ones who raised me and the ones I surround myself with who have helped me grow.
- Artist you love?
Jean Arp- German-French sculptor, painter, and poet.
- Your Uniform?
Classic timeless pieces are the basis for my style, I often gravitate towards a neutral colour palate and relaxed silhouettes. My uniform would be a great pair of denim jeans, ribbed tank and unbutton oversized shirting.
- Your favourite piece from our collection?
Organic dual vase/candle holder - I love the way it feels in my hands. It’s great as a sculptural piece to add interest in any room, or as a vase and dinner candle holder. I love the multiple ways you can use this piece.