Pipistrelle is a maker of patterned illustrations and ceramic entities to wear or to use or just to gaze at, inspired by nature’s most weird and wonderful.
Taking inspiration from natural history illustration and museum collections, as well as ornate and decorative artwork such as Indian miniature painting, Pipistrelle draws the creatures in nature that fascinate her. Often focusing on underwater life, she creates intricate and realistic but highly patterned pen and watercolour illustrations.
The artist also uses digitally printed ceramic decals to hand apply illustrations to ceramic forms, including homeware and jewellery, and finishes using a variety of glazes, oxides and lustres.? She also creates functional sculpted pieces from porcelain, such as mushroom ring dishes.