In 1993-5 Clare Crouchman lived in Japan and studied ceramics with a Japanese potter. In 1996 she achieved MA Ceramics at UWIC and set up her studio in 1997. Clare’s contemporary, ceramic wall panels are inspired by rhythmical and repetitive patterns in the rural and urban landscape. Abstract designs are created by utilising inlays of different types of stoneware and porcelain clays. Fine lines are etched directly into the surface. A sparing use of oxides and glaze enhances the subtle colours and preserves the natural stone-like clay textures. The work is sold as individual panels or as a series.