Inspired by her travels, Usha’s ceramic vessels have textured surfaces based on the colours and forms of the landscape.
Usha studied at Brighton College of Art and Mid-Warwickshire College. For forty years, she was a Ceramics Lecturer at North East Worcestershire College, Redditch. At present, Usha divides her time between making pots in her studio and working as a Creative Studies External Verifier for City and Guilds Institute. She also runs workshops, gives demonstrations and lectures. Solo exhibitions include at Solihull Library and Bromley Library Art Galleries. She has also submitted work to Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, Warwick Museum and Gallery and the Brewhouse Art Centre, Burton-on-Trent. The inspiration for Usha’s pots comes from the contrasts and vitality in the wide variety of landscapes she has visited. The forms, which are hand-built, are fired in an electric kiln to 1270c. Textures are enhanced by slips, oxides and glazes.