Alison Coaten

Alison works from her studio at home in Lincolnshire, hand building figurative sculpture in stoneware, finished with slips,glaze lustre and glass. She graduated from Loughborough in 1994 with a first in Fine Art Sculpture. After working in mixed media for her degree Alison returned to clay preferring its immediacy and flexibility.

Alison's work is often narrative and her influences range from religious icons to folklore and idolatry. A sense of familiarity is derived from early Flemish and religious art, this imagery is reworked using secular, mythological and personal iconography.