Although Meryl worked for many years as a Research Scientist she always spent her spare time making things. Meryl’s early retirement due to ill health allowed her the opportunity to sign up for a foundation degree in Contemporary Ceramic Practise before setting up her own ceramics studio in Newcastle. Meryl hand builds her range of ceramics, each piece unique, beautifully patterned and coloured in warm tones of russet, ochreand turquoise. Your natural instinct upon looking at Meryl’s work is to pick it up and feel it, to run your fingers along the grooves and geometric shapes which she has pressed into the surface of the clay. Meryl manages to conjure up the impression of sun-baked sand in pieces transporting you far away from the grey, winter weather here in Argyll!