Designs © Dolores Gage 

Creative process

By engaging my clients from concept to completion, I ensure they receive a luxury sculptural basin, painting or gift that reflects their individuality, satisfies their senses and meets their practical needs.

The process begins with in-depth discussions to ascertain the likes, dislikes, interests, and needs of each client before arriving at a selection of possible designs. Then, again in collaboration with the client, these designs are narrowed down and perfected conceptually until the definitive design is agreed upon. Only then do I begin the process of creating the client's chosen design in clay.

The beautiful creations take shape in my studio, where they are formed from a stoneware clay ideally suited to large-scale sculptural work. They undergo two firings at a high temperature that render them both strong and durable, and lend the clay its pleasing “stone-like” feel. Each piece is then finished with a hard-wearing glaze whose colour, tones and effects complement the form and complete the work of art.

From commission to completion, process can take between 8 to 12 weeks, depending on the complexity of the design.