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Lisa Ommanney, Member Mentor

Lisa is a Hackney-based ceramicist making functional and sculptural hand built pieces. She started ceramics classes at the age of 10, and went on to study Fine Art at London Guildhall University. Her work is inspired by parallel loves of natural beauty and urban decay, with a deep respect for ancient and primitive clay work. She has a particular interest in the contrast of bare unglazed clays against mixed and layered glaze colours, with a broad style that ranges from intricate, graphic slab work to gently curved pinched forms. In June 2015 Lisa won a bursary award from the Jameson Works for a sculptural tower-block series - these are being developed into a lighting range launched in 2016.

Lisa joined Turning Earth in September 2014 and became part of the team in the Summer of 2015.

You can see more of her work on our online gallery, or on Instagram @_lisaomm_ceramics_. You can also contact her by email at Lisa@turningearthceramics.co.uk.