Where abstract landscapes and clay meet – Ceramics by Louise Thompson

Louise Thompson’s current work is characterised by what she refers to as ‘windows of colour’. They are carefully placed spots of coloured glazes like a miniature landscape painting on a functional ceramic vessel.




“I am exploring the relationships of colour and line within landscapes. I am particularly interested in the special and recessive qualities that can be achieved when two or more colours are placed next to each other”(says Louise Thompson)

Her influences include both her practical experiences with photography and cabinet making, but also potters such as E. B. Fishley and Michael Cardew.

Louise returned to Cornwall, where she grew up, and turned to ceramics just over a decade ago after living in North Devon, London and Bristol working in commercial photography and cabinet making.