Alison Robinson - an exhibition of Alison’s lustre glazed pieces, which are often created for outdoor settings where the interplay of sunlight and water create stunning effects.
In 1980 I set up Poldrate Pottery to give employment & produce my work in the local tradition of slip cast sponge ware. I exhibited at Top Drawer & other trade shows , which generated many overseas customers. I moved to Portobello in 2000.
In 2000, The Coade stone Pillars were to be rescued and rebuilt. As a member of Portobello Heritage Trust , I was the proud recipient of a Millennium Award & T shirt maybe for producing an information board with Primary school children on the sea life of Joppa rocks or my research work into the long lost Victorian recipe for Coade stone which I used to make the Crown Tops for 2 of the 3 Portobello Coade stone pillars which are now installed in the public garden along the promenade.
David Mola - David works with both stained and bespoke kiln glass, mixing it with other materials. Light, reflections and the inner potential of glass itself as a creative material is the inspiration behind this work. The final results range from architectural glass both traditional and contemporary, and sculptural pieces and utilitarian objects made mostly out of glass. All his work is largely influenced by the colours, shapes and pictorial style of medieval stained glass, however achieved in a contemporary vein.
Born in Spain, David studied at the “Centre del Vidre” in Barcelona.
He also earned a degree in photography and audiovisual communication from the Complutense University of Madrid. His fascination with glass started early: he was born in a glazier shop, and this material surrounded him during his childhood. He currently lives and works in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Aurora Pinyes - Using a hand building technique, Aurora’s ceramics evolve through experimentation. She uses an in-glaze lustre technique which allows playful, experimental results. Her work moves between utilitarian and decorative. The forms she creates, whether vessels or slabs, are the vehicles to capture, with a degree of independence, her visual references of the world.
Aurora was born in Catalonia. She grew up in an arts and crafts family. Her father was goldsmith and her mother a strong talented painter. This environment gave to her a tacit knowledge of aesthetics. Aurora did a degree in Biology. Then she followed a career in plant biology. This career specialization allowed her move between different countries. She lived in Freiburgh (Germany), Umeå (Sweden), and now lives in Edinburgh (Scotland). It was in Sweden where she started to learn to make ceramics. In Edinburgh, ceramics developed a more central role in her life. In 2013, she established her studio at The Bridge Pottery Collective.