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Louise Ostara studied Fine Art under the tutorage of Dave Shepherd and Harvey Hood specialising in Sculpture at Howard Gardens UWIC. She then went on to study a PGCE in Art & Design and was successful in obtaining a teaching post in Cardiff. It wasn't until a few years later that she began to dabble in ceramics and discovered that clay was the drawing material that she responded to. The process of sculpting allowed her to explore the fundamental language of art through form, shape, texture and colour. 

Her passion for art led her to run and manage, Quirky Art Ceramics in Ellesmere and Quirky Art Studio Gallery in Llangollen supporting local and professional artists and at the same time developing her own skill base. 

Along her artistic journey she found that 'hares' became her speciality and she would often be described as the "hare lady" with customers returning to purchase a friend for their existing quirky hare.  


These days Louise enjoys sculpting a range of ceramics from chickens to figurative forms.