Lorry’s work reflects her interest in the natural world. She is drawn to the textures, shapes and colours found in dry stone walls and natural rock formations. She is fascinated by the shapes and patterns formed by erosion in land and seascapes: “the wild, uncontrollable and chaotic – often resulting in a moment of meditation”.
She works mainly with four different clays – separately and in combination: black chunky, p2 porcelain, golden harvest and toasted stoneware. Her work may include press moulding, hand building and throwing on the wheel to create each new piece. She fires mainly in gas reduction but also in wood and raku firings when possible. Glazes are celadon, copper red and cobalt with occasional tenmoku and barium plus pure feldspar decorations.
Originally trained as an art teacher, Lorry revisited her interest in ceramics in 2005. She returned to university (UCLAN) in 2007 and graduated with a first class degree in ceramics in 2010. She has been a full-time ceramic artist since that time. Lorry is a selected member of Anglian Potters and works from her studio on the outskirts of Bungay. Her work can be seen at Fire and Flux (Norwich) and regular exhibitions in Cambridge, The Ferini Gallery (Pakefield) and at national pottery events (Ceramic Art Wales). Her work has been shown in national group shows and has exhibited at The National Design Centre (London). It is also is in private collections in the UK and abroad.