Veronica Newman specialises in fine handthrown porcelain that exploits the delicacy and translucency of the clay. As well as individual translucent bowls and vases, Veronica makes domestic ware including mugs, jugs, teapots and dinner sets in various designs, commemorative plates and 1/12th scale dolls' house pots. Commissions are welcome.
Decoration uses slips and oxides which are sponged, slip-trailed or marbled. The different ranges include bowls and vases with carved rims that echo flower shapes, and pots with coloured clay overlaid to give effects reminiscent of the Moray Firth landscape seen from her workshop. Fired in an electric kiln, some pots are lustred.
Veronica is influenced by ancient Greek pottery and she researches the production of Mycenaean and Minoan vases and stirrup jars. She is fascinated by natural and man-made patterns and inspired by the changing colours of the Scottish landscape.
Veronica started working in earthenware before changing to porcelain. She sells from her workshop near Nairn and in selected shops and galleries. She has exhibited with the Scottish Potters Association since 1982 and at Potfest Scotland since 1998.
Veronica now works in the South West of France for part of the year, but continues to sell and exhibit in Scotland.