Ali has always drawn and designed and loves the energy of random lines or marks. She still draws and paints, alongside ceramics, and enjoys how a simple line or mark can completely alter a piece. Her work is a collection of thrown, uncluttered porcelain forms. She throws and turns the pieces to a fine finish where she then applies her marks using stains, oxides and slips, splashing and sponging away areas, adding inlaid and sgraffito lines, aiming to create imperfect and unpredictable marks. Most decorating is done at the wheel to convey a feeling of movement. Outer surfaces are left unglazed, which lends a paper-like, soft, tactile quality to the pieces. She works from her studio just outside Farnham, Surrey.

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