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category: Ceramics   

region: North West   

Katie Timson has had a deep-rooted love and appreciation of nature for as long as she can remember. She enjoys walking and finds herself collecting all manner of interesting or beautiful objects such as feathers, rocks, pebbles, sea-glass, seed heads and fragments of bird’s eggshells whilst doing so. Their natural patterns, colour and texture provide […]

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category: Ceramics   Printmaking   

region: Midlands   

Katrin Moye is a nationally recognised award winning ceramic artist, specialising in decorative domestic slipware. Her pattern designs are based on memories of domestic items from her childhood in the 1970’s, such as picture books, soft furnishings and wallpaper. Katrin’s still life range is based on her handmade tableware collection together with the decorative domestic […]

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Kay Carter Studio

category: 3D Sculptural Work   Ceramics   

region: North East   

Kay Carter Studio was established in 2020 and we are based on the North East Coast, in the UK. Whilst working as a production artist, I found my love for Jesmonite, an eco friendly & lightweight alternative to other cast materials like concrete and plaster. Known as the ultimate chameleon material, Jesmonite is durable, flame & impact resistant with no harmful solvents.
We produce a wide range of homewares in eye catching and colourful terrazzo styles and marbled designs. Specialising in colour customisation, we give you the opportunity to create bespoke, individual items for your space. All of our homewares are made entirely by hand, producing truly one of a kind pieces every time. With a love for all things gold, you will find this common feature throughout my work.

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Kerry Hastings

category: Ceramics   

region: London   

I explore themes such as harmony and discord, colour and form, silhouette and contour.  I make ceramic bowls by hand using coiling methods and add varying percentages of colouring oxides to stoneware clay and glaze the interiors in a contrasting colour.

telephone: 07714234861


Kyra Mihailovic Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: London   

My work in high-fired stoneware and porcelain explores form, colour and pattern to create relatively small scale work with a strong visual impact that may provoke pleasure when viewed and used. My pieces are hand-thrown and turned on the wheel; texture, weight, balance, scale and shape are all important components of my work. I hand paint my work in ceramic colours and oxides before biscuit firing; most of my work is glazed internally in a second, higher firing with exteriors left unglazed. Everyday sensory experience, organic forms, travel and historical artifacts all inspire my ceramics.

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Laura Lee Designs

category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

I am a self taught artist. I am lucky enough to have a little wooden studio over looking the beautiful Cornish countryside. Inside I produce a range of quirky, fun and functional gifts! I specialise in hand painted English fine bone china, using traditional on glaze enamels which create bright glossy pieces to brighten the home. My pieces range in scale, including badges, mugs and cake stands, and my design subjects include animals, beach huts, flowers and other colourful everyday inspirations – my true work ethos is to create bright unique pieces that make people smile!

address: Redruth, Cornwall

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Leigh Mason

category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

I am a ceramicist based in Plymouth, Devon with a studio space in Flameworks Creative Art Facility. I have a foundation degree from Rugby Art College, Fine Product BA Cons from Coventry University and Entrepreneurship in Creative Practices MA from Plymouth College of Art.

My work ranges from functional tableware to sculptural pieces and is handbuilt, slip cast or press moulded. I am particularly interested in surface and texture. I work with porcelain and paperclay,   which I make myself, this enables me to recycle 100% of unused clay and create texture using a variety of materials including polystyrene, fabric and natural materials.

My pieces are finished with lustre, on-glazes, oxides and fired to stoneware temperature or smoke fired. My smoke fired tableware is sealed with Liquid Quartz and is food, dishwasher and microwave safe.

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Lesley McShea

category: Ceramics   

region: London   

I am an established professional Ceramicist producing one off wheel thrown functional stoneware Ceramics. I studied at Middlesex University, and have a BA Honours Degree since 1992. My price range varies from £5-£250 depending on the item.

address: Church Street Workshops, Guttridges Yard, 172 Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 0JL

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category: Ceramics   

region: East Midlands   

I cast pieces that reference 18th and 19th Century British and European tableware. They are earthenware with coloured glazes, oxide transfers and hand painted with gold lustre. My work looks back to traditional tableware design but my line drawings bring a contemporary feel to each piece. My jugs and vases are made from moulds originally […]

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LoobyLoo Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: Midlands   

Warwickshire based Louise Eardley graduated with a BA (Hons) in Ceramics in 1997.

Although she never lost her desire to make, her motivation to return to pottery started in 2009 when she took a job as an art technician. Louise likes making functional table wares that are made from white stoneware clay and decorated in the sgraffito style. She uses patterns inspired by flora and fauna, nordic styles, strong colours and fun retro 50’s fabric patterns.

Louise attends craft fairs in the midlands and welcomes the chance to work with people on commissions.

telephone: 07754866043

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category: Ceramics   

region: Wales   

Creating wild, but delicate, hand-built ceramics I use glazed and un-glazed porcelain to construct beaten, distorted forms with soft curves and interrupted contours. I like to engage physically with the raw material, pursuing a careful balance between fragility and bold strength, while the firing process enables the clay to develop a more undulating, independent sense […]

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category: Ceramics   Jewellery & Silverware   

region: Yorkshire   

I am Marie Canning, ceramic designer-maker, working independently from my hillside studio in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. My ceramic collection of wall pieces, jewellery and bridal accessories stem from a rich curiosity for nature, a passion to preserve our planet, a deep love of all animals and an enthusiasm for thoughtful and conscious craftsmanship. Through […]

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Mark Hilde

category: 3D Sculptural Work   Ceramics   Stone   

region: South West   

The influence of the coastal environment of West Wales, my childhood landscape, and the natural beauty of Dorset, where I now live, permeate the sculptural ceramics that I produce.
A background in precision engineering has trained me to work with a meticulous eye for tight tolerances, refined lines and defined angles.
My interests in nature and contemporary architecture have been incorporated to create pieces that contain the essence of natural forms in shapes that have clarity of line and beauty in simplicity.
All my work is handbuilt using slabs of stoneware clay and I construct each piece individually without the aid of moulds. The modelling and carving of the finer detail ensures each piece is unique. Following bisque firing to 1000°C, I apply my own glazes and finally fire to 1250°C.
I gained my BA Ceramics degree at West Wales School of the Arts in 2007.

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Mary Cutchee

category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

Following training at art colleges in St Albans, Stoke-on-Trent and London I received a BA (Hons) in 1980, and have spent the last 38 years teaching and making ceramics in Ireland, Canada and the UK.

Now based in Devon with a workshop on the Dartington Estate, I use local ‘wild’ clay that I dig and prepare myself to make pots inspired by the Devon landscape. I use a combination of thrown, pinch, coil and slab techniques to give each pot a unique appearance and character as the different clays create serendipitous patterns on the surface of the pot. Though glazed inside, the tactile un-glazed outer surface of the pot offers the hand a deeper connection with the clay, and the land itself. Made by hand, my pots are meant to be held and touched as much as looked at. Prices start at £30 for small pots.

address: umcutchee@gmail.com

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Mary McFadden

category: Ceramics   

region: South East   

My work is handmade using slab built techniques with textures and leaves to create a woodland, meadow feel. I am inspired by the countryside walks where I live.

address: Kingswood, Kent ME17

telephone: 07958 629471

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Melisa Dora

category: Ceramics   

region: London   

I design and make handthrown tableware, one-off large bespoke decorative ceramic trays, tile installations and porcelain jewellery. All of my work is inspired by Turkish architecture and the patterns and colours used on Iznik tiles dating back to the 16th century. My work involves using these traditions with a contemporary approach.
All of my work is decorated by hand. For my jewellery I use a variety of techniques to produce my patterns. I have many plaster boards in which I have hand carve patterns into. I also use slip trailers, underglazes and handmade stamps for my tableware range.

address: Crofton Park, London

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Melissa Choroszewska

category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

I make handcrafted porcelain inspired by the countryside surrounding Devon and Cornwall. The vessels are slipcast in my own plaster moulds, then manipulated by hand. Once glazed I use mother of pearl luster to finish.

address: Gunnislake, Cornwall

telephone: 01822 832018


Miranda Berrow Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

Miranda Berrow trained as a fashion designer at St Martins in London and is self taught in ceramics. Working from a studio in Dorset, she has been potting for 15 years. Miranda works in white earthenware which she hand coils, and due to a great demand for her work she is also having a range produced in Stoke from moulds of her work.

address: Mountover Farm, Rampisham, Dorchester DT2 0PL

telephone: 07880554825

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Mobu Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: North West   

My work explores my relationship with the feeling of uncertainty. This stems from my growing fears of not being able to adapt or fit into adulthood.
I convey these the feelings through manipulation of natural forms, taking influence from expressionism, magical realism and fantasy.
I enjoy slip-casting, throwing and glazing processes and work primarily with stoneware clays.

address: Manchester

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Nick Membery

category: Ceramics   

region: Wales   

I have been a full time potter for nearly 30 years, mainly a repetition thrower, firing with gas, but in 2019 I fulfilled a long-held ambition and built a large wood-fired kiln. Now I feel I am at the beginning of a new and exciting journey.

I throw all my pots on the potters’ wheel. While they are all about function and, importantly, the enjoyment and ritual of use, I see each pot as an individual with its own idiosyncrasies to be embraced and admired. I use local clay, stone dust and wood ash to decorate and glaze the pots, and I’m coppicing and storing the Willow growing all around my pottery for fuel to fire the kiln. Increasingly my pots are taking on the tones and hues of my surroundings, set in the rural calm of the Brecon Beacons National Park. My work is inextricably linked to where it is born. No two pots are the same and all pieces shown here are unique.

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