INTRODUCING - our new starter studio ceramicist CARLA MURDOCH

We are pleased to introduce our new cohort of starter studio holders who will be beginning their two year programme here at Yorkshire Artspace in October. This is a very exciting time here as six new artists get settled in and find their way around their new studios and equipment.

Carla Murdoch is a ceramic artist joining us from Staffordshire, UK. Her journey with ceramics began while studying Art and Design at Hillsborough College, she then went on to gain a degree in Glass and Ceramics at the University of Sunderland. Carla has until recently been teaching Pottery and Sculpture at South Staffordshire College, Lichfield. Alongside her fellow ceramic starters Kate Langrish-Smith and Rebecca Perry, Carla will begin working in their shared studio here in Persistence Works building from October.

We wish her the best of luck and we look forward to seeing her work and career develop over the forthcoming two years.

How did you hear about the Starter Studio Programme?

I was advised to apply when the studio starter programme originally began. It wasn’t until I was looking at opportunities back in Sheffield recently that came across the Yorkshire arts pace programme.

What made you want to apply?

This is a great opportunity to build my business further. The support network and business guidance on offer was really appealing.

Can you describe your practice?

I make functional ceramics for the home. Mainly throwing with the odd coiled item. I really enjoy glaze making and testing.

What are you looking forward to most about joining the programme/moving to Sheffield?

I am looking forward to being able to make ceramics on a larger scale and becoming part of the creative community.

Where can people see your work?

You can see my work on my website and over on my instagram account.