Florence St George’s love of ceramics started whilst studying for her BA in Art History at Bristol. 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 process of throwing and sculpting clay both therapeutic and an effective way of channeling her creative urges. The resulting work shows her technical talent, as well as her ability to harness raw emotion into beautiful, sculptural ceramics.
Florence lives in the Bahamas with her husband and two children, where she has a studio. Florence is Patron of the Sheltered Workshop at the Beacon School, which specializes in supporting special needs children who use sculpture as a means of expressing themselves.
There, they begin by sourcing clay in the local forests. They are then taught painting and pottery wheel skills, using the soil to produce functional terracotta works - providing a unique outlet for expression for the children.
"Seven years ago, my pottery journey began, initially to try and help overcome post-natal depression. Soon the clay took hold in a way I’d never imagined possible - the healing, the flow, the energy it gave me was so unexpected. Making ceramics became a passion and a new calling.”