This series of work came about during the 2020 Pandemic. The highly decorated and colourful interiors are in sharp contrast to the dark clay upon which they are painted, representing spontaneous expressions of creativity coming out into the open – emerging into the light. These pieces are handmade: simple pinch pots in black earthenware either left as they are or finished with coiling. The terra sigillata decoration is unconstrained, scratched through to reveal the layers beneath. They are fired once.