Marlies Gueth makes ceramic pieces, both functional and sculptural. Clay provides her with the perfect medium in which to explore her interest in texture and form. Every piece is built by hand, using a variety of techniques. Slab building is her favourite method. She impresses rolled out clay with a variety of materials, such as plants, fabrics, found objects, and stamps, which she creates herself. Colours are applied in many layers, using glazes, stains and underglazes, to give life and depth to her creations. Marlies often “follows the clay”, and is excited about where it may lead her. She is adventurous and inventive. Her pieces exude whimsy and make people smile. With humour and playful intelligence, she invites you to to share her delight in the unexpected.