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Bataban Ceramics

Bataban Ceramics

Working from a small studio in Whiting Bay, Bataban is on a new ceramics journey. Inspired by the simple integrity and strength of nature and also the enormity of the Scottish landscape and coast. Working in stoneware Esther throws on the wheel and also hand builds. Producing small batches of ceramics that are all unique, she throws each piece to its own form. Not always having a specific form in mind when throwing on the wheel, but enjoying the freedom and creativity this gives. Bataban has produced three ranges, Storm, Wave and Marram for Arran Art Gallery. They all have their own individual voices and are linked to the sea.

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"Living by the sea is like living with a moving changing energy that is alive. The peace and stillness, but also the wild energy, amazes me and influences my work."

Esther is a Glasgow girl, living on the Isle of Arran with her family since 2006. Bataban translates to white boat in Gaelic and was the name of her Grandpa's boat, his family were from Arran. 

It is a three to four stage process to glaze the designs so it takes time to fill a whole kiln. Depending on a variety of influences the glazes can change and react in different ways when they are fired. 

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