Morag MacInnes makes both domestic ware – earthenware plates, platters and pots – and smoke fired dogs and other sculpture, mermaids and chests. Morag is interested in myths archetypes and symbolic imagery that reoccurs across time,countries and continents. Primitive and ancient cultures appeal to her and she enjoys creating a humourous new twist on old themes.
She wants to make objects with resonance that feel as if they have existed before, objects that capture the essential nature of the story whether a light joke or a dark secret.
She has a studio in Bristol where she lives and a studio in Andalucia where she spends several months each year. She has had many exhibitions in the UK and in Spain and she works to commission.
The Garden Collection of platters by Morag MacInnes celebrates the pleasure and joy of gardening. Here women enjoy hosing,digging,planting and picnicing. Simple pleasures. Another take are the gridded platters displaying the trusty tools needed to work in the garden while the small flower bricks provide the opportunity to display a few flowers in a special way. All the work is hand built earthenware and decorated with oxides and underglazes underneath a transparent glaze. Functional and fun.