Jennifer Cottis’s pots

Peter's bust, Whitby shapes, wizard pots and sea pots sit among the sketches and paintings in artist Jennifer Cottis's studio. Photo: SG070113-120TW
Peter's bust, Whitby shapes, wizard pots and sea pots sit among the sketches and paintings in artist Jennifer Cottis's studio. Photo: SG070113-120TW
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As well as turning her land and seascapes into 3D work, artist Jennifer Cottis has moved on to the human form, as her husband Peter will testify – that’s a bust of his head in the picture below.

It was sculpted after making lots of sketches and Jennifer considers drawing “extremely important”. Another area of interest in the human form is walking women – and Jennifer says it is the movement that interests her, although she has also produced big sketches from life drawing classes where models pose motionlessly. She also admits to sketching people as they sit around if she can do it without being observed.

Drawings of the human form have also evolved, recently using her skeleton Bones for a picture in ink and acrylic called Memories that was judged one of the top 40 in the First Culture Cloud exhibition in Nottingham.

People who visited a craft fair at Sutton St James before Christmas had the opportunity to buy some of Jennifer’s 3D forms – wizard bottles.