Profiling the work of Oxfordshire potter Margaret O’Rorke who makes porcelain light sculptures
Clay, Light & Water
Margaret O’Rorke is an unassuming potter who makes striking light sculptures. Since the early ’80s, she’s been producing translucent porcelain pieces from her UK studio in Oxfordshire. In the mid-1950s, she trained as a painter at the Chelsea School of Art, before taking up pottery at the Camberwell School of Art. She now exhibits around the world, while taking on commissions for hotels, banks and private clients.
What makes O’Rorke’s work so intriguing is its organic, ethereal quality
What makes O’Rorke’s work so intriguing is its organic, ethereal quality, which seems to draw much from nature — for instance, her use of shell-like swirls (above).
To see more of her sculpture, visit O’Rorke’s website where you can buy pieces ranging from £350 to £15,000. She’s also written a handbook, Clay, Light & Water, for budding ceramicists who want to emulate her work.