Ce­ramic artist plates up her hand­i­work

Joondalup Times - - SHOP LOCAL -

THE Plate Maker has be­come a cre­ative out­let for ce­ramic artist An­drea Yeo to sell her hand­made cre­ations.

The Iluka res­i­dent has been de­sign­ing and mak­ing ce­ram­ics since early 2017, ini­tially as a hobby af­ter spend­ing an af­ter­noon in a pot­tery cafe paint­ing a salad bowl.

“I en­joyed paint­ing the piece, but thought to my­self that I should learn the whole process from start to fin­ish,” she said.

“I wanted to take time out of my rou­tine of part­time work and reg­u­lar house­hold com­mit­ments and re­ally be able to im­merse my­self in a cre­ative head space.

“With ce­ram­ics, I still have a great deal to learn tech­ni­cally.

“Nev­er­the­less, I have learned enough to be able to use my cre­ative flair to build some very prac­ti­cal but aes­thet­i­cally pleas­ing pieces.

“I’ve al­ways en­joyed be­ing cre­ative, whether it has been through my hob­bies of draw­ing, cre­at­ing mo­saic art­work, jew­ellery mak­ing, cake dec­o­rat­ing or styling my home.

“With ce­ram­ics, the thing I most en­joy is be­ing able to make func­tional pieces of art for the table that I, as well as oth­ers, can en­joy us­ing.

“There is some­thing about us­ing a hand­made bowl or plate that is dif­fer­ent to us­ing masspro­duced table­ware.”

Visit https://the-platemaker.myshopify.com to see her work.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey

An­drea Yeo with some of her prod­ucts. d486163

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