It’s rare that an object can evoke such a sense of place and purpose, but with Chloe Burke of Whinblossom’s ceramics the impact of their coastal roots is clear from the minute you catch a glimpse of her beautiful designs.
The coast is at the heart of everything she does, from the clay she collects from the Isle of Wight’s southern cliffs to the colour palettes and sea-side fauna she collects and watercolours for inspiration. It’s one of the reasons I started following her journey last year and when she got in touch about a shoot I couldn’t wait to work with her.
Only in the final year of university, Chloe has already done more than I hope to achieve by thirty. If ever. We spent the day together capturing her process from the cliffs to fire on a wintery morning on the Island – here are some for you to enjoy.