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Artist Spotlight//Olivia Jeffries

I've followed the work of Olivia for a while but I came across her work and fell in love with her drawings and use of mark making. However she also makes beautiful ceramics which explore the craft and combine her use of mark and texture in a new and exciting way.

I decided to buy myself one of her mugs as a pick me up treat. Each ceramic piece is unique and has so much personality. This is why I really like her work, you can tell she has enjoyed the process of making the piece.

 Olivia was very kind and also included another piece of work. This little jug which has been placed on my bedside table (because I don't want to break it). The use of different tones of brown make this piece really unique and stand out.

I love the spontaneous marks that appear on the mug and the grey is a beautiful colour. 

Content with a cuppa!//~

To check out more of Olivia's work, not only her ceramics but drawings visit her website below: 


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