Clay with all its workings, flexibility and possibilities of bringing people together is and has always been of a great interest to Yoka. At a very early stage in her life she was drawn to working with clay on the potter’s wheel and had found her destination. Yoka works in white earthenware clay and decorates with slips and under glazes, using the scraffito method to carved through the layers of colours. She produces pots that will be enjoyed, handled, touched and lived with.
Yoka, potter and pottery teacher, started her education in ceramics after secondary school and succeeded to run a local potter’s studio within an arts organisation of 12 crafts people. An opportunity to work at Gwili Pottery in Wales brought about an employment of 6 years and lots of experience in how to run the pottery business.
An opportunity to convert a stone barn to a potter’s studio with 6 wheels and 4 bed and breakfast accommodations brought about Siramik. Yoka teaches weekend, half day and day courses and a 10 weekly course at the Studio. She also runs a b and b facility to accommodate students and visitors to Wales.