developing a passion for Ceramics at school, Siobhan was persuaded to follow a
career in Higher Education for a number of years, before spending a period of
time as a firefighter. She finally returned to her creative background in
2016 and is currently based in Ambleside in the Lake District where she lives
and works with her partner Martin. Together they form award-winning Miles-Moore
Ceramics and are artists in residence for The Brathay Trust.
creates her ceramic sculptures using clay as base, but integrates a range of
other materials ranging from wool to gold leaf in her pieces. Through her work
she plays with light, perspective and texture, hoping to remind people that
there is always more than meets the eye and to truly appreciate things we must
alter our perspectives.
before have we all been made so aware of the power of the natural world to
define our behaviour as well as to sooth and heal our psyches. This work
is inspired by forces that shape and change our landscape, and hence ourselves.
And vice versa.
As humans we
have a symbiotic relationship with our landscape and, increasingly we need to
acknowledge the impact we have on our surroundings. The majority are
pieces inspired by the power of our weather to shape and change. Wind,
rain, cloud all change both our perceptions and shared experience.
significantly alters landscapes. The work using woollen yarn in its
decoration is inspired by the impact caused through our creation of wool.
This industry has defined places and generations of people, binding communities
together. Feelings of connection to each other and our history seem
pieces use textures of foraged local slate and granite in their decoration.”