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Diane Griffin

category: Ceramics   Jewellery and Silverware   

region: East Midlands   

After discovering a love for clay at an early age, I went on to study Ceramics at degree level and have been working with ceramics ever since. When designing a new piece I begin with the form and often look at sculptures for inspiration.  Anish Kapoor, Jim Partridge, Andy Goldsworthy and Gordon Baldwin are just a few of that artists that I enjoy and who continue to inspire my own sculptural forms.

I use a combination of techniques to create my pieces. My vases are slip cast then individual scrolls are rolled and applied creating a decorative and practical focus for each piece. I use white earthenware clay fired to 1150ºC which achieves a clean white finish allowing a crisp contrast to the bright colours on the insides of the scrolls.

I am currently working on pieces that translate many of the techniques that I have developed over the years for my sculptures into pieces that can more readily be incorporated into the home and I also have a collection of ceramic jewellery.

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category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

Having worked a 9-5 job as a letting agent, Eleanor decided to hand in her notice and pursue her true passion of creating ceramic arts and wares from her home studio in Cornwall. Formerly achieving a BA in design as a student of Plymouth University, Eleanor now puts her skills to use to create coastal inspired contemporary ceramics. […]

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Elizabeth Duncan Meyer

category: Ceramics   Furniture & Wood   

region: London   

Elizabeth is a painter, print-maker and sculptor. Widely travelled, Elizabeth’s work is influenced by themes of international culture and many vivid colours she encounters on location.

Having studied painting at the central school of art from 1960 – 1963, Elizabeth moved to Paris in 1979 to learn print-making at the Ecole Des Beaux Arts and at the Goetz and Hayter studios. She then setup as a Print-maker herself, exhibiting annually at the Salon D’Automne.

She recently completed a Diploma in Figurative Sculpture at the Heatherley School. Her Sculpture and Wood-Carving compliment the expressionism and abstraction of her painting.

address: London

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category: Ceramics   

region: North West   

I’ve been making sculptural ceramic vessels and handmade tiles for over fifteen years and work in my studio at home overlooking the garden in the beautiful Peak District National Park. When making I design with clay, allowing the material to partly dictate the direction the piece takes rather than staring blankly at an empty page […]

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category: Ceramics   Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Wales   

I am inspired by the form of the classic ceramics from the 20th and 21st century. The modernist and cubist movements have been my points of reference, using their concept of a well designed form with facets and angles as inspiration. It is the marriage of form and function that intrigues me and the distortion […]

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Emma Desborough-Hartley

category: Ceramics   

region: North West   

I make contemporary ceramics, aiming to capture emotions, from a pretty, delicate piece through to some more deep, sinister work.

The use of colour and texture with strong design is paramount, my work focuses on a love of plants, nature and life in general.

address: Carlisle, Cumbria CA2 4HT

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Erica Bibbings Mosaics

category: Ceramics   Mosaics   

region: South West   

Mosaic making is fascinating and addictive. I’ve been creating mosaics for interiors and gardens for many years. Inspired by the countryside surrounding my home, ceramic and glass tesserae, smalti, vintage china, pebbles, marble and mirror all find their way into my intricate work. I sell my work at exhibitions and by commission, please contact me to explore any commission ideas.

I am an experienced tutor and have run workshops for The National Trust, Denman College, Hawkwood College, The Gloucester Arts and Crafts Group, and numerous art clubs, as well as running my own popular workshops from my Gloucestershire studio.

telephone: 07909754242


Fiona Thompson

category: Ceramics   Mixed Media and Recycled   Paper   

region: Scotland   

Fiona Thompson makes one off ceramic pieces for exhibition and commission. Her work is handbuilt with layers of printed and photographic imagery, and has been exhibited widely in the UK, Europe and N. America. She runs various workshops and courses at her studio.

address: Cyan Clayworks, Studio 3, 2nd Floor, Beaverhall House, 27 Beaverhall Road, Edinburgh EH7 4JE


category: Ceramics   

region: Scotland   

Doug Fitch and Hannah McAndrew… Partners in life and in pottery we use a limited palette of raw materials, earthenware clay and coloured slips, and aim to extract as much variety from them as possible. Even with these links the pots we make convey our own identities and characteristics. 

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Gemma Wightman Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: London   

Gemma Wightman makes an exciting range of hand thrown porcelain tableware. Exploring the wonders of porcelain, she manipulates forms so that they look as fresh as when they were first created on the potter’s wheel. Each piece entices you to touch it with their deep thrown lines and sumptuous curves. Gemma takes great pleasure in knowing that her pieces are an enjoyment to those that use them.

Gemma trained in the early 2000s, firstly at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design in Farnham and then on the Bath Spa University Ceramics degree course under the esteemed tutorage of Felicity Aylieff and Takeshi Yasuda.

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Georgina Fowler

category: Ceramics   Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Midlands   

I’m a ceramic designer, I make slip cast earthenware vessels and bowls. These are all handmade using moulds I have also made. These are decorated with transfers with patterns that I have designed myself from my own drawings. These are inspired by fairy tales and the surreal.

I studied at Hereford College of Arts, graduating in Summer 2010.

I also make ceramic jewellery pieces, which are all handmade and have my transfers on them. My prices range from £10 – £130.

address: Hereford

telephone: 01432 352629

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category: Ceramics   

region: Scotland   

Freshly poured wet slip is delicious, poured or trailed over the surface of a pot it looks good enough to eat and I never tire of working with it. My pots are all thrown on the wheel in a red earthenware clay and decorated with coloured slips before being finished with a rich honey glaze. […]

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category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

Hanne Rysgaard is a ceramic designer-maker working in Bristol since 2001. She creates unique collections of colourful and FUNctional porcelain ceramics and jewellery. Her work is infused with love & life & colour & joy, all unified by a strong foundation in good craftsmanship, functionality and attention to detail. Hanne has been the maker of […]

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Harriet Caslin

category: Ceramics   

region: South East   

Design led porcelain lighting and functional tableware are handcrafted in small batches from Harriet’s boat house studio on Mersea Island, off of the Essex coast. Influenced by her Scandinavian roots, Harriet’s designs focus on simple form, linear patterned design and soft contrasting colours to invite a tactile approach to her work.

“My work is all about appealing to the senses. I love the idea of someone using one of my designs and enjoying these little details; how comfortable the cup feels in their hands when drinking tea, how the colourful light transforms a room when it’s turned on. To me this is what creates an enduring and enjoyable relationship between the person and the functional objects that they use every day…”

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category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

Helen studied Art and Design at Loughborough College of Art, specialising in ceramics and gaining a B.A. Honours. Then culminated her studies by attaining a place at the Royal College of Art and graduating with a Degree of Master of Arts. In 1996 Helen formed a ceramic workshop designing and making functional tableware, widely exhibiting […]

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Holly Homewares

category: Ceramics   

region: East Midlands   

I am a designer maker working in porcelain and bone china, and am fascinated by the process and opportunities that slip casting ceramics offers. I enjoy designing highly functional decorative ware for the home, and have particular interest in creating moulds using a lathe. I rely on process and trend forecasting to influence my own style, creating unique and imaginative collections of ceramics that can be styled into the home complementing the environment around it. Function, such as whether a beautifully designed spout of a teapot or lip of a cup pours correctly, is an important factor that is also involved in my design process.

address: Leicester

telephone: 07504823037

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Isabel K-J Denyer

category: Ceramics   

region: North East   

My thrown stoneware pots are reduction fired in a gas kiln. Form and function are integral to the work and my objective is to make pots to be used, cherished and cooked in and to enhance the presentation of food.

The ripples of water as it eddies and swirls around objects fascinate me as do marks on pebbles, lichen and stonemason’s chisel marks on Yorkshire barns. These are represented by imprints and sgraffitto and with the three dot ‘Cintamani’ motif are on-going inspirations.

address: Wighill House, Wighill, nr Tadcaster, North Yorkshire LS24 8BG

telephone: 01937 835632

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category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

I believe the small pleasures of life should be treasured. For me one aspect of this involves using everyday items made in mouthwatering colours which make me smile. I love to make pots that are functional, pretty and unique. My pottery is thrown on a wheel and then decorated with coloured slips, a transparent glaze […]

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Jane Sleator

category: Ceramics   

region: South East   

Stoneware ceramics, hand thrown on the wheel and shaped to produce unique, decorative as well as functional pieces.

My work explores the contrasts between rough and smooth, natural and man-made, as each piece is individually decorated inspired by the intricate designs found in wood bark.

address: Longdene, Old Lane, Knebworth SG3 6AF

telephone: 01438 811361

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Jane Suchodolski Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

My craft is ceramics. My inspiration is from the world around me – the Cornish flora and fauna – people, trees, birds, flowers, horizontal rain and not least, the sea. My use of form, colour and tone in my studio work depends on how the clay is, my own input and the firing. I have several core designs: thrown work is in porcelain or local stoneware and I hand-build using porcelain paper-clay. I make almost all my own glazes and my work is twice-fired.

address: St Austell, Cornwall

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