School of Art

Contact Details

School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Display artist/maker:

Micki Schloessingk

Born: 1949, UK, London

Ceramicist. She first discovered pots and potting whilst travelling in India in the late sixties. She attended the Studio Pottery Course at Harrow in 1970 - 1972. In 1974 she set up a small workshop in Bentham, North Yorkshire and built a large wood firing kiln and made salt glaze. In 1987 she moved to the Gower Peninsular near Swansea, in south Wales where with a smaller, more efficient wood firing kiln she continued her work with salt glazing. She enjoys the limits that making tableware and functional pots impose. She uses just a few slips, keeping decoration to a minimum, allowing the salt and fly ash to leave their mark. 'I want a lot: that the pots work, feel easy in the hands, be strong in form and lively, quiet when holding food yet bold enough to be enjoyed for themselves.'

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

[Cutlery Drainer] C1337 Ceramics

Cutlery drainer C1347 Ceramics