Caitlin Jenkins

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"I carry with me an ancestry that has seen my family throwing pots in the small village of Ewenny for hundreds of years. I am the eighth generation potter of the Jenkins family.  From an early age, my father taught me to throw and time was spent practising the craft at his side, latterly I obtained a Ceramic degree from Cardiff and an MA from the RCA.

Throwing is an integral part of my work. When I throw I continue to be inspired by the sensuousness, soft qualities of round forms and the contrast of colours in the landscape around me.  Each pot has an idiosyncratic form and through an osmotic process it lends itself to exploration of themes of a cyclical nature taken from my charcoal drawings and observations, i.e. transforming the written words into rhythmical landscapes; the stark beauty of a wind-bent tree waiting for spring; naked plant structures having just shed the seeds of new life."