Philippa Whiteside

With a fascination with lettering and words, it seems everything I make has this link running through in one way or another. Drawing people in, their use can provide an added plot and intrigue. Combining ceramics and textiles I experiment with surface decoration and texture, playing with porcelain’s capabilities and natural beauty.

After graduating from Sunderland University in 2010 with a BA Hons in Glass and Ceramics I was awarded a 12 month scholarship with Creative Cohesion, supported by Sunderland City Council. This provided a fantastic opportunity to continue being creative and find my way with clay. In May 2011 I was flattered to be elected a Director of Creative Cohesion; and through this community I have been able to develop my practice and not feel completely lost! I am still based at Creative Cohesion, where I now run my business from, playing with clay in my little studio creating things to make you smile and brighten up the everyday. All my pieces are created to include discreet design detail and are finished to the highest standard.

The past year has been fantastic for my ceramics, I have been able to learn more about the style of work I create and grow my skills and knowledge. Helped with increased exposure through publications and a runner up of the Young Artist of the Year 2011 award my confidence has grown and I am very excited to see what 2013 brings.