Tiffany works from her Dorset studio creating ceramic forms decorated by hand with detailed Sgraffito drawings of many different plants and animals from around the world.
Each piece has been thrown on the wheel, left to slightly dry and then goes through many different techniques using drawing, carving, clay slips and sgraffito to create the intricate designs onto the damp clay surface, this takes many hours and no two pieces will ever look the same.
Once completed the piece is left to dry and fired in an electric kiln during which the main themes are selectively glazed leaving the rest of the surface matt.
Tiffany says ‘discovering and specializing in the decorative technique of Sgraffito has allowed me to pair up my two loves of drawing and clay work’. She views every unique work as a three dimensional clay painting and a celebration of the natural world. Trying to capture the
movement and interaction between different creatures she finds very exciting and hopes to give the impression a bird may take flight from its ceramic home at any moment. Special care is taken to place each creature with in its correct habitat and extensive drawings and research go into all her designs.