Ceramic artist plates up her handiwork
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.
Andrea Yeo with some of her products. d486163