Mitch Pilkington creates hand-built sculptural ceramics inspired by the natural forms from her coastal finds, both at home in North Devon and on her travels. Her stoneware vessels hark back to the dry, worn spirals of old conch shells collected on Caribbean beaches.
Mitch Pilkington uses highly grogged stoneware and porcelain clays, often coloured with body stains and surface treatments of slips and oxides, to fully enhance the natural sculptural qualities of the clay. She employs techniques such as coiling, pinching and slabs. Within her work, Mitch tries to create a haptic aesthetic that invokes a sense of calm, serenity and connection.