Mollie Brotherton names her pottery Terrain Vallonne, which roughly translates to the undulating land. She is inspired by seasonal shifts where the colours of the land, the rolling hills and ancient woodland change over time.
She explores and combines a variety of techniques to best express her love for nature. Clay is rolled to take the impressions of plants, utilising found objects and blocks that have carved by hand. Colours are applied in many layers using slips, liquid wax and paper as resist and then oxides to enhance textures and plant forms.
Every piece is handmade with slab building at it’s core made from grogged stoneware and fired to 1260°c in a gas kiln.