Esther specialises in producing highly individual hand painted ceramic tiles. From these she produces art prints using her ceramic designs.
“I’m inspired by the infinitely changing skies along the coast near Edinburgh and East Lothian where I live and work.”
Using ceramic tiles and painting with coloured clay slip, the process of capturing the light and atmosphere of these immense skies is contrasted by working on a very small surface area of an unglazed, bisque tile.
“My aim is to translate the feeling of an ever-changing sky into a series of works that show the different light, colour, atmospheres and moods created by the weather in Scotland.”
“As an artist I’m constantly observing the changing quality of light and what it’s doing to the skyline and it creates a constant source of new and interesting material.”
She added: “People who buy my work think it’s very authentic to Scotland. They recognise the colours and moodiness of my skies. I also get commissions from people all over the world because it reminds them of home.”
As a visual artist her current practice involves three areas of work. The first is exploring ideas and concepts relating to themes around sources of energy and their time and place in society. Current projects include ‘Coasting’ and ‘it’s always ourselves we find in the sea’. Living and working on the South East Coastline of Central Scotland is a never-ending source of inspiration for her ideas and work. The second is making hand painted tiles for interior domestic commissions and third is designing for commercial giftware to retail and gallery outlets through her publisher at Doricmor. You can see a selection of my prints and tiles at The Bass Rock Gallery at Tantallon Studios or please browse my shop.
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Esther’s work on show at the Bass Rock Gallery, Tantallon Studios
Into the Wind We Go
“Torness power station is my favourite East Lothian building. A superbly utilitarian heroic structure, quietly producing electricity to 2 million homes. Well done Esther for immortalising it.” Mike the sparky
MFA Master of Fine Art
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee 1994 -1995
BA (Hons). Bachelor of Arts, Second Class Division 1, Sculpture,
Glasgow School of Art 1990 -1993
TQFE Postgraduate Teaching Qualification (Further Education),
University of Dundee 2004
|The 195th RSA Annual Exhibition
Mixed show 2020
Visual Arts Scotland
FLOW – Mixed show 2020
The Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh
Coasting – Solo show 2020
Rock n Bird Window
Cold Blows The Wind 2019
Birch Tree Gallery, Edinburgh
Mixed show 2018
Mixed Show 2017
Bass Rock Gallery Tantallon Studios 2008-present