A new show, Beauty Rooted in Use, provides a debut for Isatu Hyde at the Leach Pottery, running from 6th May until 2nd July.
Isatu was trained in the studio pottery tradition with Andrew Crouch in Ludlow, Shropshire. Working mainly on the potter’s wheel with a range of clays, glazes, and firing temperatures, Isatu makes functional work that is rooted in use.
Her inspiration draws heavily on pre-industrial craft from around the world, with her biggest love being neolithic pottery, which embraces function, beauty, ritual and play, while retaining a level of minimalism.
Her show is in the entrance gallery at Leach Pottery.