About Mayo, Hilary
“My work reflects memories and moments that have moved me. Details in the landscape, or buildings catch my eye; peeling paint, a mark on the wall, a rusted nail, a crumbling feature, a wire fence, a corrugated roof……fragments that tell a story.” She makes fine art ceramics; vessels and sculptural pieces using stoneware and porcelain paper clay. She enjoys incorporating other materials such as wire and found objects. The fragile, light, organic, porcelain form is altereded with an object and the shiny crackle glazed interior contrasts with the unglazed matt textured in the exterior. Layers of underglaze, slip, oxides and glaze are applied, to the stoneware pieces, with a brush and fired to 1260° C, in an electric kiln.