An internationally acclaimed Scottish ceramic artist hopes to use inspiration from the surrounding landscape and heritage at Bowling Harbour to create a series of new work during his residency there with Lodestone Creative.

Kevin Andrew Morris, 30, a former Glasgow School of Art student, who has exhibited his work nationally and internationally, is juggling his time there from December 17 until January, with his work at Glasgow Sculpture Studios in The Whisky Bond where he’s based.

Kevin, originally from Aberdeen, is often referred to as a ‘Nomadic Ceramicist’ because he works across Scotland.

During his time at Bowling Harbour he hopes to develop his use of atmospheric firing, (when the kiln is already filled with chemicals and minerals to create a glaze so you don’t need to apply one beforehand).

He also hopes to build kilns on the beach using materials which are already there such as clay from along the estuary, bricks and wood.

Kevin aims to produce work in ceramic, glass, collage and print, all informed by the harbour’s association with shipping, whisky and glass making.

Until Christmas he will focus on research and talk to local people to find out more about the area and their experience of working in local industries.

Kevin, who will also be holding workshops and events, said: “This is a really exciting opportunity and I’m looking forward to working with people in the community and creating some new work.

“I’m excited about creating sculptural pieces that are totally different each time, depending on the materials used and where items are placed in the kiln.

“My end goal is to exhibit new work in this space, culminating in January.”

Amelia Rowe, 37, who trained as a model maker, also used a studio for six days this month to produce drawings and some 3D art.

She used man-made waste which has been washed up on the shore including plastics, rope and fishing line.

Amelia said: “I have great memories of this place as a child, when me, my mum, dad and sister came up from Glasgow to poke about and look at all the old boats, the canal, beach, birds and the water.

“We had many happy years of exploring the area before the regeneration.

“Making art from discarded materials is one of my favourite things to do and I really liked the idea of being there in December when the chilly tides might bring in some interesting items.”

Camilla Holder of Lodestone Creative said: “We are delighted to host such a variety of talented artists.

“There’s a lot of history and heritage in the area.”