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category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

Abi is inspired by the landscapes that surround her every day. The colour of the celadon glaze she makes to decorate her high fired work reflects the subtle colours of the moor, sea and sky. Her studio is in a barn attached to the old Mill house where she lives in Devon on the edge […]

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category: Ceramics   

region: Midlands   

Alex Allday is a Ceramic and Surface Pattern Designer who produces decorative ceramic wares with distinctive surface pattern details and qualities. Alex graduated from Loughborough University with a BA (Hons) in 3D Design in 2013 and continued her studies at Staffordshire University where she graduated with an MA in Ceramic Design, 2015. Inspired by the […]

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Alex Allpress Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: Wales   

I make stoneware and earthenware thrown and hand built coil and slab work, 100% handmade and hand finished and glazed in my own studio in The Marches, Powys.

I make garden and home ware sculptural white artworks and functional bowls, jugs and mugs in a range of contemporary stylish colours, rich blues, yellows, greens and reds. My work is inspired by the Japanese and Korean traditions with quirky contemporary innovations.

address: The Lion House, Main Street, Newbridge on Wye, LD1 6LN

telephone: 01597860127

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Alex Shimwell Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: Yorkshire   

I make hand thrown domestic and decorative ware for the home.

My aesthetic is seated within the traditional influences of Japanese ceramics on British studio pottery, utilising traditional glazes and reduction firing techniques.

address: Unit 5, Persistence Works, 21 Brown Street, Sheffield, S1 2BS

telephone: 07985553711

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category: Ceramics   

Inspired by a love of baking, Alice has created a range of functional ceramic kitchenware which is decorated with poured coloured slips that imitate the marks the ingredients make within each object. She adds words and recipes to the inside rims of mixing bowls and the outside of other pieces including measuring jugs and lidded jars. All […]

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Art-Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

I am a ceramic artist inspired by the scenery of the beautiful coastline of Devon and Cornwall. Working from my studio in the grounds of Cockington Court near Torquay in Devon, I design and make a range of quirky sculptures of harbours, boats, fish and much more. Hand built using earthenware clay no two are exactly the same, so you can be sure of owning a truly unique piece of art. Each harbour takes several hours to make, paint and fire they are then finished with wooden masts, wire rigging and tiny colourful flags. Driftwood is also used as a base for some of the little boats, sailing on a sea of ceramic shells a colourful hand painted sail and tiny fish hanging on twine as if they have just been caught. I am always happy to take commissions or to personalise a special piece for you.

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Ashley James Design

category: 3D Sculptural Work   Ceramics   

region: South East   

I am a ceramic artist living and working in Hampshire.

My work is influenced by an interest in the natural world; a love of farm life and the surrounding countryside. I strive to capture something quirky and unique in each piece I create and I hope my work captures my personality. It’s important to me that each piece tells its own narrative. Working in stoneware I use natural oxides, underglaze stains and polymers on the clay surface, occasionally embellished with galvanised steel wire for a contemporary feel. My ceramic work is priced from £60-£500.

My work has been shown at Southampton Art Gallery, St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery, Mottisfont, (National Trust), Sherfield School and at The Grange, Northington (English Heritage).

address: 106 Brookside Way, Southampton, Hampshire SO30 3GZ

telephone: 07817 907306

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Avril Cairncross Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: North West   

I work in naked raku. The pots, thrown from a porcelain/T material mix are burnished and then coated with a resist slip before being glazed. Once they are fired and put into a sawdust reduction the glaze starts to craze and then the pots are cooled quickly so that the glaze falls off like eggshell, leaving a silky white surface with smokey grey crackle marks and spots. I love the random effects.

address: Chorley, Lancashire

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Beca Beeby

category: 3D Sculptural Work   Ceramics   Jewellery and Silverware   Metalwork   

region: Wales   

I make jewellery and ceramics inspired by the morphogenetic forms in nature: plant cell-structure; insect wings; honeycomb; barnacle clusters.

My pieces are, to me, wearable sculpture, or useful sculpture – an attempt to share my awe with others.

I work mainly in recycled silver and porcelain, and occasionally in other metals and clays.

telephone: 01291 650425

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category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

Bethan works from her pottery studio in the beautiful Mid-Devon countryside, UK. Previously, she studied under the renowned ceramicist Lisa Hammond MBE at Kigbeare Studios & Gallery, following her graduation in Contemporary Ceramic Practice (BA) Hons. During this period Bethan gained a real insight and appreciation of working in a busy studio pottery and the […]

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Bev Milward

category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

Hand built porcelain landscapes and figures influenced by the environment, personal events and the nature of porcelain itself. Shapes and forms of interest found in miniature landscapes, architecture, the circus and 17th Century British pottery are reinterpreted and combined in the clay to form a unique and distinctive style.

Imagery and themes are reworked and revisited but no piece is repeated. The last piece informs the next and has evolved as a continuous visual diary now spanning 11 years. Each element or symbol has a personal history or a meaning and my maker’s mark, in the shape of a key, can be found somewhere on each piece. The work is entirely hand built from porcelain, decorated with on glaze enamels, slips, lustres and more recently rare vintage lithographs.

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Brittany Delany Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: North West   

I explore the translucent quality and fragile effects that can be produced through the use of porcelain. Taking shape and form as a starting point I create functional vessels and tableware.

I work in two different ways, slip casting and slab building. With both methods the making processes are exaggerated and become a main focus of the design.

I enjoy combining porcelain with other materials such as leather and metal creating handles and intricate stitching. I also work with frosty coloured glazes producing tactile surfaces.

telephone: 07786 925792

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category: Ceramics   

region: London   

I am a ceramicist and linocut printmaker based in Greenwich, London. For my hand built ceramics I explore abstract mark making using textures and mono print techniques on greenware clay with colour clay slips and oxides. At the next stage I use matt and shiny glazes and wax resist to create different surface effects. My main body of work is […]

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category: Ceramics   

region: North West   

Catherine Ball hand crafts her ceramics using fine white porcelain. The Stitched ceramics collection challenges conventional ceramics through the development of an innovative technique and uses both stitching and buttons as a form of decoration. Catherine Ball is a young British designer/maker based in the lake district of Cumbria. Catherine Graduated from Cumbria Institute of […]

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Ceramics By Miranda

category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

I make contemporary utility wares, but also create burnished and raku decorative items.  I am constantly developing my work and I am inspired by the beautiful Tamar Valley where my studio is based.

 

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Charlotte Hupfield Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: Midlands   

Charlotte Hupfield graduated in 2008 with a BA (Hons) in Surface Decoration, specialising in Ceramics. Charlotte is now a Ceramic Designer/Maker based in Northamptonshire, UK where she produces unique pieces from her workshop. Her ceramics are all individual one off pieces, including contemporary vases, bowls, sculptural vessels, clocks, coasters, wall plaques, hanging decorations and accessories for the home and garden, which are influenced by her observations from the natural world. Her work can be used for decoration or function, and is suitable for interior and exterior use. Her pieces make fantastic handmade gifts as well as treats for your home.

Charlotte stocks galleries in the UK with her work, and often sells her ceramics at craft fairs and events. If you are looking for a customised unique gift, handmade especially for you or a loved one, please contact her to discuss your requirements. She would love to hear from you and will be happy to help.

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Chris Barnes

category: Ceramics   

region: North West   

Chris Barnes makes his pottery at his studios in Cumbria and Argyll. The Stoneware comprising a range of bowls, plates, mugs, jugs, vases etc. is thrown using a kickwheel and completed with various high fired glazes. He formulates his own glazes using a variety of minerals to produce a rich colour response combined with a very durable surface. Each of the pots is unique as a result of the entire making process. First the clay is hand thrown on the wheel or slabbed to produce the forms. After the first firing the glaze is applied by hand. Finally careful control of the kiln atmosphere during the second firing brings out the character of the ware, its colours and durable finish.

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Claire Baker Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

Claire Baker is a ceramicist working in St Thomas Stoneware and paper clay. Her inspirations are drawn from the darker side of Victorian life, social history, theatre and circus and Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

An incredible amount of work goes into each piece. They are fired 5 times, layered with slips, glazes, decals and gold lustres to produce a distinctive patina. Teaspoons are reformed to use as handles for teacups and other mixed media is incorporated – usually vintage and metalware.

telephone: 07817743241

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Consuelo Radclyffe

category: Ceramics   

region: London   

I am a ceramic artist, specialising in 3-D sculptures but also making quirky functional objects such as vases, plates etc. Childhood memories are my main inspiration. My figures are often described as dark, joyful and weird and are made from clay, wire, and clothes designed uniquely for them. I also add fabric, papers, bits of wire, or anything that supplements the composition, stimulating further interpretation.

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Deirdre McGuirk

category: Ceramics   

region: Herefordshire   

Deirdre McGuirk is a ceramic artist based in Hertfordshire.

I use porcelain to make wheel thrown and hand-built ceramics; I love the silky smoothness of porcelain and the white canvas it provides for decoration. Once glazed it has a luminosity that seems to be unique to this clay. It is a challenging material to throw, but I enjoy the challenge and I think the results are worth it.

Forms have proportion and simplicity, but have a function. I enjoy food and cooking and want my ceramics to be useful in everyday life, enhancing the food they hold or flowers that they display rather than dominating. I make all my own glazes from raw materials, adding oxides in different concentrations to allow variations of similar colour. I prefer muted colours, particularly greens, blues and greys with subtle variations. I use both glossy and matt glazes, which I sometimes layer and overlap to create depth of colour and variation of texture on the same piece.

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