Alison Thyra Ceramics
Alison Thyra makes iridescent ceramic jewellery and homewares in her studio in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
She uses a combination of hand making techniques and digital technology to make contemporary geometric ceramics.
Alison 3D prints the models for her pieces to then make plaster moulds of them for slip casting, so she ends up with an almost exact replica of the 3D print in clay.
The layered textures that are built up during the 3D printing process can be beautiful machine-made patterns so she tries to emphasise these by only sanding smooth certain surfaces.
Alison finishes and refines each cast by hand, and the wonderful nature of making by hand is that no piece will be exactly alike.
Her ceramics are glazed with iridescent, metallic, lustre glazes which have beautiful colour changing qualities and each glaze is often totally unique.