Artist of the week - Sally Gardiner.

Sally's ceramic sculptures have been a very popular addition to Ginger Fig Gallery. Her hares are always a favourite.

Here is our interview with Sally.

Q. How would you describe your work?

A. Wild, farm and domestic animals.

Q. What inspires you?

A.  Harry and Simon my 2 pet Belgian Hares inspire me with my hare sculptures. They are 5 years old and I have had them since they were 2 months old.

Q. Can you describe your technique and how you work?

A. All my pieces are individually handmade out of stoneware clay. They are fired up to 3 times and I use slips, glazes and oxides before a final firing of 1260 degrees.

Q. Tell us about where you work.

A.  I work in a 8 foot by 4 foot wooden garden shed in the garden ( very cold in the winter as there is no insulation ) and also on my kitchen table.

Q. And finally, just for fun, what is your favourite word and why?

A. Spring - my favourite time of year and watching animals jump, leap or spring about.