Working from her log cabin studio in west Norfolk, Diane Hunt combines her passions for pottery and gardening to make unusual and contemporary stoneware planters, vases and wall planters. Her large vessels make strong statement pieces for the garden. Her homewares include quirky vases, for those who love displaying cut flowers.
Diane had a 30-year career in the commercial world, and came to pottery during that time, originally as a form of relaxation. She has a degree in biology, and has always been fascinated by botany, and admits to being obsessed with plants. She found that being creative was extremely therapeutic and it helped balance her out!
She retired from her career a couple of years ago, and with ceramic training and experience under her belt she now works at a gentler pace. Using a variety of techniques, including slabbing and coiling, the vessels are built by hand with texture and colour being incorporated at various stages in the making process.
Never short of new ideas, she takes inspiration from her rural environment. The colours and textures of the patchwork landscape of agricultural land, and the brighter hues of the coastline filter into her work, as does the natural weathering and erosion of structures by land and sea.
Diane’s work will be exhibited alongside 24 other artists at the west Norfolk taster exhibition, as part of Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios 2019.
WEST NORFOLK TASTER EXHIBITION
10am-5pm, 25 APRIL-2 MAY
AT WEST ACRE GALLERY