Maria Nordgren - Momentum Pottery
I started taking pottery classes in Sweden in the early 70's and continued while training and working as a geologist in the 80's and 90's. The last 15 years we have lived in several countries and I have worked mainly as a science teacher, teaching ceramics on the side. I started to do pottery full time when we moved to Scotland in 2007 and, thanks to the great opportunities to exhibit I had with my membership in the Scottish Potters’ Association, I gained confidence to try other outlets for my work. At SPA workshops and in discussions with other members, I have also learned a lot, both about ceramics process and how to run a business.
The name, Momentum Pottery, was chosen because I learned to throw at a momentum potter's wheel and to allude to my other great passion - science. Enjoying not having to share a studio, I experiment a lot with different clays, decoration methods and firing programmes. Most of my work is thrown or hand built, mainly in porcelain, and often unglazed or glazed only on the inside. I also make domestic ware in stoneware and occasionally some garden ware in earthenware clay. My workshop is open for Perthshire Open Studios and by appointment.
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6 St. Andrew Street
Alyth PH11 8AT
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