Brittany Delany is an artist exploring the fragile effects and translucent quality of porcelain, working from her own studio in Cheshire. Brittany specifically creates functional vessels and tableware, merging simplicity with complexity. Her signature approach to porcelain is to make casting seams exaggerated and therefore make them a unique feature of each design. Brittany also graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a BA (Hons) in Decorative Arts, where she found her voice through experimenting with different ceramics. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Brittany Delany.
Image Credit: 1) Katarina Eisenkoeck 2) Sophie Alice Hirsch 3) James & Tilla Waters 4) Aimee Bollu 5) Katie Alderson
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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?
Subtle detail, simple shapes and tactile appearances. I enjoy exaggerating the making processes to create functional, decorative and completely individual pieces.
2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?
I find that playing with clay is the easiest way to experiment with new projects. I spend a day making and then sketch all of the ideas that have formed.
3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?
Anna Collette Hunt graduated 3 years prior to me on the same course at Nottingham Trent University. She now runs a successful ceramics business working with companies such as Anthropologie and exhibiting her work in many prestigious galleries. During the Craft Council’s Hothouse programme I was paired with Anna as a creative buddy and found her determination and spirit very uplifting.
4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?
Spending time outdoors and travelling around different countries allows me to open my mind to new things and in turn inspires me to create new projects.
5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?
Hard-work. Not only am I a creative but I’m also a businesswoman. I only spend a small percentage of my time making so I’d advise anyone wishing to follow in my footsteps to learn as much as they can about business, marketing, selling, website design and much more before setting out.