A slipware jar, executed
23.5 cm tall
The form of coil built red Staffordshire earthware illustrated with jelly babies against white black ground using slipware traditions of slip trailing and painting, and finished with a transparent gloss glaze to 1120°c oxidation gas firing.
Kitty Shepherd (b. 1960) is a ceramic artist whose career as a slipware potter spans 35 years. Her training began in the arts, but not in ceramics. Her early passions were for the stage studying primarily voice and drama before she first met clay as a minor subject. From the first beginnings of a ceramics A Level she went on to study Product and Three-Dimensional Design and this set her up to make