click to view full imageMark Smith, an artist based in Staffordshire, is inspired by captivating oceanfront visualisations. Shipwrecks, boats and found objects from the shoreline are the foundation and focus of his imaginative ceramics. He uses the textural qualities of salvaged metal and wood objects press-moulded into the clay and then constructed into a variety of forms. Each piece has an individual story to tell. His gift for creative ceramics is enhanced by 13 years of professional experience.