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 finished piece 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. Esther is a Glasgow girl, living on the Isle of Arran with her family since 2005. Bataban translates to white boat in Gaelic and was the name of her Grandpa's boat, his family were from Arran.
"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."