Ian Swithenbank ceramics demonstrate a variety of firing techniques and glazes that help illustrate the enjoyment he gets from working with the clay. He allows his thoughts and decision making to influence the way in which a piece develops, often producing something unexpected.

Inspired by the natural surroundings and organic surfaces, the ceramic forms  created embody the varied surfaces and textures of the local landscape. This combined this with his love of sculpture and the human form have led to some distinctive figurative pieces.

The diverse work created not only shows his varied view on the world, but also a "little humour".