Florence St George’s love of ceramics started whilst studying for her BA in Art History at Bristol. But it wasn’t until she experienced post natal depression in 2013 that she transitioned from theory to practice, and began working with ceramics.
She found the processes of throwing and sculpting clay both therapeutic and an effective way of channelling her creative urges. The resulting work shows her technical talent, and her ability to harness raw emotion into beautiful, sculptural ceramics.
She splits her time between her studio at artists’ collective Kindred Studios in Queen’s Park and the Bahamas where she leads a group of special needs children who use sculpture as a means of expressing themselves. There, they collect and create clay from the natural environment, using the soil to produce functional terracotta works that provide a unique outlet for expression for the children.
She continues to learn new techniques studying under Chris Bramble at his Kilburn studios, and will be showing her work in her first solo show in London in 2019.
Florence and her family live for half the year on Grand Bahama in the Bahamas. She spends her days teaching at the Beacon School for Children with special needs, where she is the patron of the Sheltered Workshop. She teaches painting and pottery wheel skills; the clay work process starts with the children sourcing clay in the local forests.
All the proceeds of the Alex Eagle x Fleapot collection will go to the Jimmy St George Trust for Paediatric Nursing at St Mary’s Paddington, London.