Mark Campden's work is distinctive for the skill of his brushwork decoration, rich in imagery inspired by nature.
in the traditional majolica technique, his pieces are first formed in
earthenware clay and covered with a white tin glaze. The surface then
becomes his canvas for meticulous decoration. Each detail in Mark's
work is hand painted onto the piece in fluid brushstrokes.
A subtle range of colours is achieved by mixing natural oxides. Constant
observation of life and behaviour in the natural world provides Mark
with a continual reminder of life's challenges and an endless wealth of
imagery to infuse his work.
These new pieces further explore his interests in pattern and ornamentation, drawing inspiration from early Islamic pottery.
Mark was recently the recipient of several awards at the 2011 RDS National Crafts Competition
- Award of Excellence Reserve Prize
- Ceramics – Traditional First Prize
- Crafts Council of Ireland Purchase Award