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Lydia Hardwick creates bold, beautiful designs from her home studio

Q How do you work?

With a range of techniques, because I think it is important for my practice to move freely between different approaches. My pots are mostly coiled and decorated with slips. My plates and wall-pieces are often inlaid. This involves staining clay different colours using oxides, rolling the colours out flat, and collaging cut-out shapes together, pressing them to create a flat surface.

Q Where do find inspiration?

I am often drawn to motifs found within indigenous craft objects and textiles. My research into

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