Fireworks Clay Studios /
Stiwdios Glai Firework© 2008 - 2018

Graduate Residencies






Becky Adams

John Blackwell

Lowri Davies

Natalia Dias

Diane Horne

Jin Eui Kim

Lisa Krigel

Frankie Locke

Louise Hall

Kate Haywood

Natasha Mayo

Sara Moorhouse

Zoe Preece

Matthew Thompson

Caroline Taylor

Paul Wearing

Gemma Wilde


Graduate Residents

Chrisoula Konstantakou
Spencer Penn



FIREWORKS CLAY STUDIOS Spencer Penn The process of making is as much a part of the final outcome as the physical piece itself. Taking a lowly material such as mud; formless and dissolving, and creating an object able to convey a sense of simplicity and quietude. The vessel is humble, yet capable of capturing time; its concentric lines cause the eye to move from foot, belly to the refined edges of a porcelain rim, creating a gentle rhythm and momentum moving the eye from within one piece to the echo of another, lulling the viewer into a state of calm and contemplation. My making is about the creation of humble open vessels that take their inspiration from oriental ceramics and have minimal decoration, letting the form of the work convey a message of simplicity and beauty.