Molly makes domestic pottery, the decoration of which has become a very distinctive aspect of her work.
“My work mainly represents farmyard poultry and fish, these are my favourite themes. My influences are drawn from European earthenware; particularly Majolica and tin glaze traditions. Modernism and the legacy of Bernard Leach also play a key part. Bowls, jugs, tiles and other earthenwares are decorated using sgraffito, slip trailing, painting and wax-resist techniques. I am currently working around the theme of ‘The Shipping Forecast’ and am making some Perspex boxed wall pieces on this idea”. – Molly Attrill
Her work with earthenware began with a studio pottery course at Farnham in the mid 70s before progressing to a Postgraduate Diploma in Art History at Winchester School of Art on the early 90s.