Joely Clinkard

‘I tell stories of the city through vibrant and fluid surface painting, using clay as a dynamic canvas. With a playful and intuitive approach, the work develops and evolves as I layer colours, textures, vivid slips, and glazes.

Each piece is a capsule of the ecology of the city; the moment of pause in green space, changing light on the side of a building, human figures, crowds and the way we flow.’

Joely graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2016 gaining a First Class Honours degree in Ceramic Design. Upon graduating, she was nominated for the Central Saint Martins MullenLowe Nova Award and the Great Northern Graduates Award and has since exhibited with Plinth UK, London Design Festival, Bevere Gallery and The Mission Gallery amongst others.

With a passion for using clay and drawing as a tool for imagining, learning and sharing, she has worked on community and educational projects with organisations such as The Crafts Council and The William Morris Gallery.