Originally from Kent, Mitch Pilkington now lives in North Devon and works from her studio at home, surrounded by beautiful countryside. Mitch studied Ceramic Design at Falmouth School of Art and Design during the early 1990s.
Her sculptures are hand-formed and intuitive in their construction. The rhythmic, meditative and mindful process of coiling, and the many hours of scraping and sculpting means each piece is an emotional response to the clay. This provides Mitch with a creative salve for dealing with life's challenges and gives an underlying quality to her work which imbues each piece with a unique sense of calm, serenity and connection. 2021 saw Mitch embark upon an MA Fine Art (Ceramics) at Bath School of Art and Design. She is looking to explore new ideas and to further develop her work.
Mitch has exhibited widely throughout the UK and was featured in Emerging Potters Magazine in 2019, as well as in Ceramic Review's 'One To Watch' in 2019. In the same year, she won the Rising Stars award and was selected for the Crafts Council's Hothouse Development Scheme. Last Year, Mitch was made a Selected Member of the Craft Potters Association. She was also mentioned in a recent article in The Wall Street Journal as someone who's work was collected by a notable collector in the contemporary art world. Mitch's work is widely collected both here in the UK and abroad.