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Peterson Pottery Studio

category: Ceramics   

region: North East   

I am a ceramic artist / potter based in Lincolnshire. I create an exclusive array of unique pottery and ceramic sculpture, all handmade at my studio, either on the potter’s wheel or hand built. I also offer classes.
donnathepotter@gmail.com

address: Clay Cottage, 48–50 Wellington Street, Grimsby, Humberside, DN32 7DZ

telephone: 07504297695


category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

I began to make pots at school. The art room, and the art teacher, provided a quiet calm space, which became an oasis of contrast to the noise and chaos of boarding school life. I went to Harrow Art School in the early 1980s, chosen mostly because it had a crèche, and found a course […]

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Rachel Codd

category: Ceramics   Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Wales   

Rachel Codd is inspired by classical poems and fairy tales, creating tactile and wearable porcelain jewellery with a deeper meaning and story to each and every piece. Passionate about drawing a little bit of fantasy from our classical inspirations and into each piece through the ornate detail and unusual nature of this practice.

Working with porcelain to create a rich palette whilst still obtaining vivid detail. Clear glazed for tactile functional pieces, and finished with a dash of gold lustre; that holds a subtle hint of more traditional jewellery within a fresh creative process. Our jewellery is the result of a desire to dedicatedly hand-made pieces that form a tactile narrative, adding a little more beauty into the world and inviting us to not just view it but also wear it and become a part of it.

address: Cardiff, Wales

telephone: 07851 395951

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category: Ceramics   

region: South East   

I’ve been making pots on the potter’s wheel since I was 14 which means it’s over 25 years since I made my first pot! I now make a range of finely thrown porcelain tableware in simple, elegant shapes. New pieces include bowls and large porcelain dishes and vases decorated with underglaze pencil line drawings. All work […]

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category: Ceramics   

region: Yorkshire   

I graduated from Staffordshire University in 2018 with a First-Class BA (hons) in 3D Design: Ceramics. In October 2018, I joined Yorkshire Artspace’s Ceramic starter studio programme which has provided me with a shared studio space for two years. My ceramic practice is driven by my expressive drawings, with the abstract marks influenced by abandoned […]

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Rose Dickinson

category: Ceramics   

region: South East   

Since graduating in 1972 I have spent my working life teaching and making ceramics. I make a range of handbuilt work inspired by my love of nature and the flora and fauna of the North Kent Marshes where I live.

I use the structures and textures found in natural forms juxtaposed with textures from found objects to produce an unusual range of work which is both decorative and functional. I use fine porcelain clays to make large bowls, vases, mugs, brooches and much more, all complementing one another.

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Ruth Harrison Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

My ceramics consist of slip cast shapes with disks or petal shapes that are cut from slabs of porcelain using icing plunger cutters or cookie cutters. These pieces are then sponged, scored and attached to the vessel using slip. Sometimes I add colour in the form of a glaze stain to the porcelain. Once fully dry they are fired twice in a kiln and glazed clear on the inside. I graduated from Plymouth College of Art with a BA Hons in Ceramics: my approach has its roots in a 2 week project called ‘Repeat Forms’ there, during which I became mesmerised by the idea of taking one shape and multiplying it around a shape to create a finished piece.

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Sally Mareike Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

My work and passion is to create nature inspired, stoneware, rustic ceramics, using slab and coil building techniques. They often have contrasting textures and are coloured using a variety of oxides and glazes and fired in my electric kiln. My most popular pieces are from my Bee Hive, Seaside and Autumn Leaf collections, which range from £4 for a tiny ornament to £600 for a sculptural water feature.

I love making all my work, as it gives me a sense of peace, tranquility and grounding as I connect with the clay. Teaching hand-building classes and workshops, however, brings lively, social fun, skill sharing, and a real joy when seeing student’s reactions to the amazing work that they create.

telephone: 07795418878

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Sally Reilly

category: Ceramics   

region: South East   

My work is a celebration of the everyday experience of eating and drinking, and of private and shared moments. My love of cooking and good food is central to my work. I design and throw ranges of tableware for everyday use, small collections of pots for more ceremonial moments and individual pieces.

I was born in Ireland but trained in Paris in an Anglo/Japanese tradition. This early influence is evident in my work but I am also interested in the pure shapes of Modernism. Alongside my work in series I continue to experiment with form and technique, sometimes adding non-ceramic elements. Most pieces are high fired stoneware with classic oriental glazes but I also use brightly coloured slips on earthenware and stoneware under a transparent glaze.

address: 92 Station Road, Soham, Ely, CB7 5DZ

telephone: 01353 723562

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category: Ceramics   

region: South East   

My inspiration comes from my love of pattern and colour, as well as hints to textile construction. Though I did not go through any formal training, I have spent a long time experimenting with techniques best suited to applying pattern to the surfaces of my pieces. My work is made from flat slabs of clay. […]

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Samantha Robinson

category: Ceramics   

region: East Midlands   

Samantha Robinson works with a subtle combination of porcelain, metals and textiles. Using the porcelain’s purity as a base and inspiration from textures, tags and the ‘everyday ordinary’, Samantha adds a subtle stitch, a hint of colour or a glint of metal, drawing our attention to what is often overlooked.

The processes involved are slip casting, hand building, stitch and embossing. This blend of techniques and materials provides a tactile and intriguing range of jewellery and interior pieces. Samantha is an accomplished international designer maker and tutor, working on freelance projects that include producing work for exhibitions, retail outlets, commissions and delivering workshops.

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Sarah Villeneau Ceramics

category: Ceramics   Mixed Media and Recycled   

region: Yorkshire   

Inspired by nature, I try to capture the essence of the organic in my work. I create sculptural vessel forms and abstract sculptures. The former capture the essence of form and movement with satin matt glaze surfaces; the sculpture is more visceral, formless and textured, with the occasional inclusion of “alien” objects – nails, pre-fired ceramics etc. Having followed a number of art courses over my adult life, the most formative was the MA in Studio Ceramics completed in 2014. This marked a turning point in the direction of my work alongside much more honed technical skills in making and glazing. Vessel-based work is slabbuilt over a former with pinched additions; the sculpture is created by pummelling and pinching textured clay slabs to form abstract shapes which are then added to.

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category: Ceramics   

region: South East   

Contemporary slipware potter, using traditional techniques of slip trailing and sgraffito to create delicate contemporary porcelain pieces. All my pieces are hand thrown on the potters wheel, and then painted and carved, or slip trailed, to create pattern and texture. Work is inspired by coastal scenes as well as favourite plants, paint colours and fabrics […]

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Sheena Spacey Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

My works are primarily hand built ceramics, and are inspired from storybooks, wanderings, small interesting tales and nature. Always following my heart, I love seeing things in a simple way, inspired by folk art and fables. I interpret my imaginary scenes into clay, frequently using either porcelain or porcelain paperclay into little narrative scenes on hilltops (some with hidden secret additions inside), folkstyle figures using leaves and foliage as decoration and sometimes with some mixed media additions, and hand made ceramic buttons and decorative hearts. Items range in scale from hand made ceramic buttons up to individual narrative sculptural pieces.

telephone: 07751311771

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category: 3D Sculptural Work   Ceramics   Mixed Media and Recycled   

region: Yorkshire   

Shirley creates wall hung and freestanding sculptures and shadow frames, using white earthenware to hand form flower components, small creatures, birds and fish. Texture is embossed into the surface. Under glazes and oxides are applied to give layers of colour. These are then assembled together with driftwood, wire, reclaimed maps, vintage magazines and other interesting […]

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Sophie Bruen Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: South East   

I graduated from Falmouth College of Arts with an honours degree in Contemporary Crafts, where after experimenting with many materials I gravitated towards ceramics and its endless possibilities. I have since moved to Buckinghamshire where I have set up my studio at home creating handcrafted ceramics, mostly functional, inspired by the natural world and my love of entomology. All of my work is foodsafe, microwave and dishwasher safe.

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Sparkle Ceramics and Jewellery

category: Ceramics   Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South East   

I design ceramic jewellery and art inspired by the natural world. I have a lifelong passion for nature and creating beautiful things. After many years of study on a variety of ceramics, jewellery and printing courses this passion has been the inspiration for Sparkle Ceramics and Jewellery. My jewellery combines textural ceramics with translucent glass, for my wall pieces I work with a variety of photographic and drawn images. Prices for jewellery start from £14, framed wall art starts at £35. All my designs are unique and handmade with love here in England. Please pop over to my website and browse, I am happy to take commissions if you would like to contact me with your details.

telephone: 07976977134

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category: Ceramics   

region: South East   

I am a self taught ceramicist specialising in wheel-thrown porcelain. My pieces range from large vessels to delicate tea light holders. My current Seascape range is influenced by the ocean, crashing waves and the ever expansive skies. I’m attempting to create drama whilst not over complicating the piece, somehow allowing the object to remain quiet yet […]

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Susan Swales Ceramics

category: 3D Sculptural Work   Ceramics   

region: London   

I handbuild with porcelain and stoneware. I generally make small, sculptural elephants, who are often seen in unlikely situations. Most of the time they are acting out a phrase or sentence, and I play with ideas of scale and gravity to add a comical air to the pieces.

I also make elephants with fabric-inspired patterns, and the occasional figure or vessel.

I studied Ceramic Design and Central Saint Martin’s, London, graduating in 2007. My current price range is £27 to £370.

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Thomas Morley Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

I produce single fired, earthenware pottery. My work is wheel thrown and handmade using a loose slab making technique.

My work is loosely made and decorated, and imperfections, for me, are to be celebrated. I concentrate on individual pieces but make sets of plates cups, beakers which are similar. Pots are slip and sgraffito decorated.

My work is to be used, made for food and drink and I hope it will be fun and unusual.

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