In addition to clay and layers of glaze, Regel uses a rich combination of volcanic rock materials, basalt, granite, and feldspars in her work, to evoke the visual power and textures of the natural world: ‘Trees, rocks, fields, river-beds – these and other aspects of landscape are the images through which [Regel] seeks to convey her vision. A romantic to the core, she wants not only to capture the forms, energies and rhythms of these natural phenomena but to suggest the emotional response they evoke in her… Her work is informed by something of the same sense of awe in the face of nature, a similar openness to its transcendental dimension.’ (John Christian)
Regel is a graduate of the Royal College of Art, UK. Her work is part of international public collections, including The Westerwald Museum, Germany; the World Ceramics Museum, South Korea; and Handelsbankens Konstförening, Sweden. The artist has received several notable awards, such as the Best of English Industry Award from PCI Fitch Tate Modern London and the Crafts Council Development Award. She is a member of both the Royal British Society of Sculptors and the Fellow Craft Potters Association.