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Hi

Growing up in St Ives, I always had a passion for creating art. However, after pursuing non-creative career paths in Devon, I rediscovered my love for art while raising my children.

Since returning to my hometown, I have explored various art forms, including printmaking, surface pattern design, and painting. In 2015, I started wheel throwing lessons and discovered a new passion for incorporating my design techniques into a 3D format.

St Ives harbour on a sunny day.
Michelle Foote refining the neck of a wheel thrown vessel.
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Carving a Spring Blossom pot.heic

SINCE THEN I HAVE...

Established a home studio

Exhibited at local fairs and exhibitions

Taken part in Open Studios Cornwall annually

Run taster throwing experiences - bookable here

Stock my work in a number of galleries around the country.

Click here for a list of current stockists.

 

In January 2024 opened Saltings Gallery with my husband

Continue to learn, explore and create new work.

Clay is a wonderful medium to work with and never fails to bring joy to my life. 

Follow my journey on Instagram, Facebook and Threads

I use white stoneware clay sourced from a clifftop quarry at St Agnes on the north Cornish coast to create my pottery. The pots are thrown on a traditional Leach kick wheel and then decorated in my studio at the top of the garden.

After drying, the pots are fired twice in an electric kiln powered by renewable energy in the pottery.

My pottery is distinguished by a variety of surface decoration techniques, including carving, mishima, sgraffito, and freehand painting. These techniques create pieces that are not only visually appealing but also have a tactile quality that makes them unique and special.

I actively encourage my customers to touch and feel the intricate patterns and textures that are an essential part of my pottery.

West Penwith Landscape
Close up of Wavelength vase
Leaf patterned bud vase
Sea Gem Pots
Carved stem vase
Special Commission Bowl
Pebble Vessels
Lines in the Sand Vessel
Green Leaf Bellied Pot

My pottery pieces are deeply influenced by the natural surroundings of my Cornish coastal and rural environment. I love to explore the area with my husband and dog, Monty and am always on the lookout for inspiration and natural tools.

 

Through my decorative pottery, I aim to capture the essence of the place, using form, colour, texture, and pattern.

Here are a couple of my latest pieces - framed landscapes and abstract vessels. I will be exploring these ideas in the next few months - very exciting!

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