Cookie Scottorn is a Ceramic artist, making planters and sculptures. All pieces are individual, please contact Cookie if you are interested in a particular piece or wish to discuss a commission.
A customer has just sent me photos of her commission in situ. It’s so lovely to see my work in a different setting
Baby dragon just flitted (wings not big enough yet to fly) off to new home. I was going to use the much used term ‘forever home’ but then remembered nothing is forever😁
Another Sea Goddess this time without shoulders but slightly larger planting space
Large Sea Goddess Head Planter out of the kiln and jewelled up
Large head in crank clay with decoration and complete with shoulders. She will have a porcelain neck less and earring when finished
A bit of a throw back in decoration, although the silhouettes I used to do on tableware were sgraffito and this is iron painted on top of a porcelain slip. Don’t know if it will work, it should come out a dark sepia colour but difficult to tell the thickness until it’s too late and fired!
Playing with my great grandmother’s Wilcox & Gibbs sewing machine. It is a chain stitch machine so just a top thread, no bobbin, lovely to use it is a tiny hand machine. My only concern is keeping it maintained, and I have to keep it threaded so I remember how to do it 😂
Dragon with the flaming pearl of wisdom, not flaming in this case! The blue glaze has worked well on this piece it is always difficult to know if the thickness is just right or too thick so it runs all over the kiln shelf. This is what makes opening a kiln so exciting you never know if it will have a Pearl or a rock😂
Not the best photo but just unpacking the kiln and this reminded me of my grandson “but granny I really want to go this way”
Kiln full of dragons, hope the heat isn’t too much😂
The stool/table is finished just needs to dry and get in the kiln!! Oh and out again and then back in again. But it’s the raw stage that is the scaryist
Back to work at last! No this is not a dragon although it might have dragons on it but we will see. I normally throw the bases of large pots and sculptures but five weeks out of the workshop and my hands are suggesting I need to break them in gently, so this is coiled. Not sure this is any easier on the hands 😀 I can only build in small sections to let it stiffen enough to take the weight of the next layer, so now to other things
#chrissiefreeth your tapestry exhibition exhibition @riponcathedral is amazing. I finally felt well enough to make the journey North, to visit my brother in Derbyshire and visit Ripon for the exhibition. Very inspiring, I now really want to try tapestry weaving, a desire I have had for a long time!
But back home tomorrow and into the workshop after what feels like an age. I am very behind and want to make a head vase/planter with a crown of stag horns. Also some stools/tables for outside as well as other orders and dragons. So plenty to do. Oh and I have to finish painting the bedroom before family come to visit. Let’s hope the energy levels improve😁
Only three swallows have arrived so far and one had to be rescued from the kitchen window this morning. What beautiful birds they are, the intense blue a burnt red, close up is amazing
I never intended my Instagram feed to be full of cats but having had ten days of Covid then a week and a half delivering work, visiting family and starting to make again I get hit by another virus, so I am back to sitting with Bernard who is taking advantage of a still lap.
Covid companion, not feeling too bad now but I don’t have much energy, hopefully on the recovery slope. Bernard isn’t bothered but he seems to like having someone to keep him company😁
Father dragon with the flaming pearl of wisdom (always imagine that said in Monty Python voice!!) waiting to be fired. But feeling very rough today, sore throat, cough aching allergies over, heard those symptoms before? But test this morning was negative so fingers crossed it’s just a cold.☹️
Heavy frost last night @cornwallgardensociety Show ground, this plant didn’t get hit too badly but the peace lily is very sad
Set up at Cornwall Show ground for #cornwallgardensocietyflowershow today and tomorrow
Unpredictability of ceramics!! I thought this large head vase would come out green but it’s more a bronze effect. It will be on display at #cornwallgardensociety show this Saturday and Sunday
Landscape in all its natural glory and especially the magic of Cornwall is my constant inspiration.
My work is also inspired by stories, poetry, myths and legends from around the world. Additional influences include the faces of Modigliani, heads of Egyptian tombs, and Buddhist headdresses.
The sculptural heads and planters are designed to work in the natural environment to enhance any path, patio or garden space.
My work is exhibited at my studio, various galleries and art fairs around the UK. You are welcome to pop in at any time or look at my website and Facebook page to see my up and coming pieces.
I do commissions and bespoke personalised works of art for special occasions such as wedding gifts, birthdays or anniversaries.
My studio, The Potter’s Barn at Wenford Bridge Pottery near St Breward is open to visitors. Please phone or email before coming so we can be in to welcome you. There is also the wonderful Snail’s Pace Café opposite the pottery so you can have coffee, cakes or lunch and even hire a bike to cycle along the Camel trail. There is ample parking the Pottery.
For more, get in touch or view my available work.