Christine Farrell and Sean Kingsley met in 1999 because of the Collins Gallery touring exhibition “The Plate Show”, where ceramists and non-ceramists were invited to make plates. Being an illustrator, Christine was one of many designers, craftspeople and artists across the country who sought technical expertise from helpful ceramists. She found her way to Sean, the ceramics technician at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.
Since then they have worked on many pots together, including the major project called Made From Fife.
Sources of Inspiration
We are also influenced by our teaching work at the University of Dundee. Sean runs the Ceramics Studio at DJCAD, encouraging the next generations of clay enthusiasts. Our own enthusiasm for pottery and for making things has meant we have met many interesting people through our farmers markets, museum visits, pottery visits and digital networking. We occasionally hold pottery classes, write articles and papers, create promotional literature, blogs and websites. Christine also does live graphic illustration at events and conferences.
More of our influences can be seen on the Articles page.