While studying ceramics Faye fell in love with throwing, the technique of creating pottery at the wheel. Much of her work is driven by the process of throwing and the possibilities of what can be created.
Faye enjoys exploring non-traditional uses for this ancient craft and through this she has developed a collection of miniature Manx thatched cottages called Thie Thooit in Manx.
The cottages are made by hand on the wheel, they are thrown in a large open circle and then divided into individual dwellings with their own little personalities. Faye applies an iron oxide wash to the roof to enhance the thatch effect which was created on the wheel using slip, a very liquid form of clay. Finally they are white washed with glaze before being fired again.
To Faye, the cottages are a beautiful symbol of our Island, they represent the homes the Manx people built by hand, from the land and materials that surrounded them and the lives and occupations that took place inside them.