Robyn Hardyman works with porcelain, making functional and decorative wheel-thrown vessels. Elegant and balanced shapes define the pared back simplicity of her work. She is drawn to the material’s dual characteristics of delicacy and strength and for the pure surface porcelain offers for glazes. Her pieces are thrown to a thin and delicate finish and, while their forms are often inspired by classic oriental ceramics, they have a contemporary quality of their own. She relishes exploring glaze colours and textures and finding a variety of surfaces that complement the simplicity of the forms.