Mike Hancock

About Mike

Rather than receiving training through formal routes, Mike was guided in an informal and organic way by a local ceramic artist. The emphasis of this process was on play, a skill of lifelong importance that is often lost as we age. The results have been the exploration of a number of techniques, each with their own benefits and character.

Through the use of these techniques, Mike continues to play and uses his experience of meditation and the personal realisations that it brings, as well as a connection with the natural world, to inform creations in clay.

My Work

In my work I use mark making, colour, form and texture to express something ethereal, giving it a solid and tangible form.

Currently the focus of my work is the creation of porcelain lighting and jewellery. Thin porcelain is used to give atmospheric lighting effects. The strength and refined quality of the material are employed, coupled with simple glazing and the use of lustres, to produce elegant pieces of jewellery.

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