Sheila Spencer

Now that the Turnstone Gallery has permanently closed you can email this website if you are interested in Sheila's work & we shall forward on your request.

Sheila trained at Rotherham School of Art and Liverpool College of Art and left a career in teaching to concentrate on her own work.

Although Sheila has been making pots for a long time she says that she is "still amazed by the alchemy that changes messy clay into a bright, shiny object".

Sheilas earthenware pots are notable for their colour and decoration and she uses any method possible to achieve this - stencils, sponges, wax resist, brushing and splashing. Some designs incorporate lettering and Sheila suspects that she might be a repressed graffiti artist!

Based near Sheffield and a regular exhibitor with the Northern Potters Association, Sheila has exhibited her work at ceramic fairs across the country.