Lisa Ringwood

"Clay has been a part of my life since the age of 7. I have always been drawn to the way it engages the body and the mind.

When I work with clay I am reminded of the rich history and tradition that has gone before me. I delight in interpreting part of this history and bringing it into the present whilst combining it with the serene and whimsical moments that I observe on my daily excursions into nature. Nature inspires me. I am enthralled by the beauty around me. My work represents my intimate engagement with this world.

My work is hand built, using coiling, pinching, and slab building. I think hand building adds vitality and charm and gives each piece its unique character. It leaves the fingerprint of the artist. There are many processes that each piece goes through before it is completed. Countless hours go into building and painting the fine details. My desire is to create a sense of place and belonging. 

I work from my studio in Kommetjie, a small coastal village sandwiched between rocky sandstone mountains covered in fynbos, and the icy Atlantic Ocean with kelp forests reaching for sunlight.""