Swiss-born Therese believes in the traditional way of pottery, rejecting the pressures inherent in her training at Bristol Poly (1971-74) to produce artistic ceramic pieces. Instead she chooses to make pots that people can use and enjoy in everyday life. She admires the 'quiet strength' of stoneware pottery, and the delicacy of partly-glazed red earthenware pots that were a part of her childhood in Switzerland. Having moved to Cornwall in 1974, her love of gardening reflects and inspires her work, producing designs that harmonise with the natural environment, using quiet, subtle colours, with wax-resist, sgraffito or brushwork for decoration.
Whybrow (1985) Potters in their Place