Miranda Forrest has been a potter all her working life. When she moved to South Uist, Outer Hebrides in 1999 she started to explore incorporating locally found materials in her work. This became the subject of her book Natural Glazes: Collecting and Making, published by Bloomsbury in 2013.
Describe your approach to teaching
"To enthuse and provide practical understanding of what ceramic glazes are, what should be looked for in the natural environment to make them and how to process these found materials."
What inspires your own work?
"Love of nature inspires my work, that the plant horsetail will produce a simple glaze at 1270˚C, or rock dust the historic Chinese glaze 'Tenmoku' is endlessly fascinating to me."