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Alexandra studied illustration at Camberwell College of Arts, graduating in 2013. Based in Norwich, she works as an artist educator at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art, teaching adults and children alike through drawing workshops. Her work in clay is informed by this illustrative background with many of her functional pieces featuring repeat patterns drawn onto the clay using freeform slip trailing. “For me, it does tie in naturally with drawing. It’s not that drawing has gone away it’s just in a new form in clay,” she says. Her designs reference traditional handwriting studies with shapes inspired by 17th century English domestic objects. Finished using natural metal oxides each of Alexandra’s bowls and plates develop a depth of colour from the iron crystals within the glaze.