Deana Moore potter, ceramist, teacher & art dealer. Born in South East London, she attended Kidbrooke Comprehensive School where she was taught ceramics as part of her art studies. Deana Moore continued her ceramic skills at Camberwell School of Art & Craft. Her tutors were Ewen Henderson, Colin Pearson, Janice Tchalenko, Glynis Barton, Ian Auld and John Forde. She exhibited in a show in 1982 in Covent Garden, London, called ‘Clay in the Garden’. Other exhibitors included Angus Suttie, Julian Stair, Dan Kelly, Linda Gunn-Russell & Henry Pim. She also exhibited at Harvey Nichols in a group show organised by the Crafts Council circa 1984. The show was a sell out and was taken to Bloomingdale's in New York. After a thrity year break from ceramics, this is her latest work. The work consists of new designs and a working progress on some older ones.
'My ceramic pieces are made by coiling and slabbing. Pots and their form, which is sometimes asymmetrical, is the most important aspect of the work to me. I have always been interested in making pots supported by legs which are either coiled or slabbed although recently my works have had flat bases. Although some of my pieces look as if I have been inspired by the human form, it was not intentional.
After a thirty year break from ‘potting’, I am now experimenting with mixing porcelain with different clays; my surface techniques include burnished & smoked earthenware and stoneware glazes. However it is the form which is still the primary inspiration for my works.
After working with antiquities as an art student in a shop and being near the British Museum, early pieces from Anatolia, china and Bronze age works really inspired me. I was fortunate to have been a student at Camberwell when the tutors were so inspirational. My tutor was Ewen Henderson; Colin Pearson and Janice Tchalenko taught me throwing.' 2017