Lou Grace Mitchell
Lou Grace Mitchell designs and makes in porcelain, semi porcelain and stoneware using slip casting, press moulds and hand building methods. Her recent work is intended for everyday use.
She loves processes and handling materials and believes that handmade work is relevant and can create positive connections between people and bring pleasure.
After studying an Applied Arts BA she specialised in ceramics setting up her own studio in East London producing small batches of simple Scandinavian influenced slip cast tableware. She also made tiny wearable art based on Japanese Inros.
Her interests in food, history, ritual and identity were further informed after completing a ceramic residency in Japan. Japanese and Scandinavian aesthetics continue to be a source of inspiration.
Lou has worked in arts education and run workshops in visual arts, in collaboration with other artists, schools and communities. She now works from a smallholding in rural Shropshire on the Welsh border.