Fiona Charter


Fiona Charter is a ceramicist specialising in hand building; press moulding plates and platters and coiling pots. She mainly uses terracotta with white slip over the surface. This gives a ‘canvas’ on which to paint, using underglaze pigments in a painterly way, and sgraffito to add surface texture.
Her inspiration is the natural world found on her doorstep. Fiona lives between the New Forest and the River Avon, with the downs beyond. She has always had a keen interest in text within art and often combines ceramic illustrations with her own poetry that compliments an interest in folklore and myth.

Having spent many years teaching art and design in schools, Fiona is now relishing time spent in her garden studio working towards exhibitions, commissions and running workshops.

About The Artist

Having completed a Foundation in art at Sir John Cass School of Art, Fiona went on to do a degree in 3D Design: Ceramics with Glass at Middlesex Poly from 1978 to 1981. She then trained as an art teacher at Sussex University and has been teaching and making ever since. Her teaching career spanned thirty plus years and she taught a wide range of skills and processes under the umbrella of art and design from primary school to degree level and every age inbetween.

Fiona now enjoys working from her own studio at home with her audiobooks, dogs (and family!) occasionally wandering in and out.

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