Janine Roper | Ceramicist
I joined the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen in 2009 as an associate member after gaining a first class honours degree in ceramics at Bath Spa University.
Working from my own studio at my home in Bath I make blue and white screen printed ceramics. I print directly onto the clay and then hand build each piece individually. After the first firing the work is glazed and re-fired and the beautiful colour of the cobalt oxide shines through. Most of the work is then finished with an extravagant gold lustre.
I get inspiration from various sources, I am currently using 2 designs, the first is based mainly on patterns from vintage “Sunday best” tea sets. My more recent design is based on drawings I made on a walk through Sydney Gardens in Bath, of the many decorative buildings and bridges which can be found there and the trees and birds are inspired by the traditional willow pattern.
19 Audley Avenue, Bath
Tel: 01225 310643