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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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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. They are all in stock and available for immediate dispatch. If you are interested in other similar pots, or would like to order groups of bowls, mugs or plates, or place a special commission, please do get in touch.

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Nicola Werner

category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

I produce a wide range of domestic ware, one-off commemorative pieces and increasingly tiles, including murals to order. All the work is functional and intended to enhance everyday life.

address: Nr Taunton, Somerset

telephone: 01823400187

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Nook and Crannie

category: Ceramics   Mixed Media and Recycled   

region: South West   

Nook and Crannie is Hannah Mason who makes charming wall hangings, cards and badges – a mixed media collection celebrating the act of story telling and imaginative adventures, focusing predominantly on children’s literature.

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Paper, Paint & Clay Studio

category: Ceramics   Mixed Media and Recycled   Paper   

region: North West   

I make wall sculptures out of drift wood branches, ceramic bowls and platters wrapped in papier-mâché and ceramic collages that hint at a story. I love combining different textures to create very tactile pieces. My work is influenced by the weatherworn surfaces of the Manx landscape, the coastline, and my love of the sea, then wrapped with papier-mâché. The papier-mâché is a wrapping of love! It’s a memory of my sister and I, who with great care and glee unwrapped the Christmas decorations. These wonderful jewels had been so carefully folded in old newspaper ‘skins’, now my papier-mâché skins! My repeatedly worked surfaces of clay are under constant revision, referencing the endless remaking of the shoreline, then decorated with oxides, under glazes, glazes and gold lustre.

address: Isle of Man

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Penny Hunt, velvet & bracken

category: Ceramics   

region: Yorkshire   

I completed a fine art degree and MA at Manchester Metropolitan University over twenty years ago and have been teaching art while painting and making since then. I recently left teaching and moved to the Yorkshire Dales, where I am surrounded by a landscape that constantly inspires me. The changing light on fells and moorland catches my painter’s eyes and I find myself increasingly fascinated by the people and animals that inhabit and visit the area, the climbers, fell runners and cyclists who make use of the land. All ceramics are hand built and are glazed and fired multiple times to give the layered more painterly effect.

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category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

I first started working with clay three years ago and I am self-taught; I love the beauty and clarity of porcelain and I enjoy the freedom of hand-building my pieces one by one and seeing their shapes appear. I add gold and platinum lustres at the final firing stage, filling my work with depth, optimism […]

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Penny Spooner Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: South East   

Working in porcelain from my studio in Hampshire I produce pieces both on the wheel and with hand building techniques. My current wheel-thrown work is functional tableware suitable for everyday use, decorated inside with my speckled glazes and finished outside with a hand drawn daisy chain motif.

My hand built work, including vases & tea lights, is more decorative with a variety of finishes – printing of pattern & words, simple pencil drawing & slip decoration.

Much of my work is inspired by a childhood punctuated with visits for ‘Tea’ with my Grandmother, everything looking as good as it tasted and always beautifully presented. I originally learnt my craft at evening classes in my local college, moved on to studying a couple of days a week with my tutor, finally moving in to my own studio during 2008.

address: ‘The Studio’, Fairclose, Whitchurch, RG28 7AN

telephone: 07880 653558

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