Daisy Freestone

Ceramics, Mixed media
Group of 3 vessels, Jesmonite and sand (2020)

Using mainly waste or found objects as a starting point, Daisy creates refined, hand-cast, sculptural vessels from Jesmonite - an environmentally low impact, composite material consisting of a natural mineral stone and water-based binder.

It is the transformative effect of the Jesmonite and casting process on an otherwise waste or low value material which contributes to her continuing practice. She is interested in investigating the limits of the material; exploring how refined it can be in both section and finish, how materials which are raw and broken can be transformed into a surface completely different to the component parts, how much the materials included within the pieces can appear altered.

Daisy’s work centres on the reuse of waste materials and their integration with Jesmonite, using them in a way that elevates the vessels and imbues them with patterns and textures evocative of abstract natural landscapes. The ethos behind her work and the textures contained within the pieces invoke a different connection with each viewer; through touch, an interest in the environmental aspect of the work, or the impression or memory of a landscape.

Opening Dates and Times

Studio open by appointment throughout the year
September / October 2021


15 Coppice Road
RG20 5RR
From the A339, turn onto George Street, then left into Coppice Road. No. 15 is on the right hand side, immediately after junction with South Road.
Working studio