Liz Scrine is a ceramicist based in Manchester. She draws her inspiration from ancient architecture and mythology, often including a story-telling aspect in her work. Her work ranges from large coil pots to architectural lightboxes and ceramic wall pieces. Often characterised by richly coloured slips and glazes and a love of ancient architecture, her work conveys a sense of discovery- of having been unearthed after being buried for centuries.
Liz is particularly interested in light and shadow. Her lightboxes play with architectural forms, drawing the viewer into an imaginary space. This idea evolved from a commission Liz did for Bristol Children’s Hospital. She was asked to make a series of miniature theatre sets inspired by typical fairy-tale motifs such as ‘the dark forest’ and ‘the labyrinth’. These were set into niches in the wall along the main hospital staircase. Following the success of this project she adapted three of the designs further to create pieces that would be suitable in a domestic setting. She envisages them being either free standing or tucked between books on a bookshelf.