Vanessa Bean

Vanessa Bean

I have always been a maker of things… A few years ago I discovered ceramics and find that in making my pieces, I draw on my background as a graphic designer and my love of craft, illustration and photography. I find joy in colour and clay provides the perfect canvas. I am drawn to figurative sculpture so can’t help giving functional everyday objects a personality whether it is human, animal or hybrid. I use a simple, decorative and graphic approach to my pieces and I purpose glaze selected elements to highlight the contrast between matt and gloss. I am driven to make things that make me happy and hope that in doing so I bring a little joy into people’s homes and make them smile.

E: holledays@me.com

W: www.vanessabean.com