GALLERYHOW IT'S MADEPhoto by Layton Thompson
My award-winning ceramics are made by hand, using traditional craft techniques, applied with care to produce a beautiful refined finish, but with the natural variation and individuality of hand-made pottery.

Shapes are thrown on the wheel, handles are extruded through specially made dies and are carefully applied by hand. Glazes are formulated to be food-safe and craze-free. Everything is microwave and dishwasher proof.

The shapes, colours and patterns of my ceramics, inspired by Mid-Century Modern, are designed to give pleasure to the user and to enhance the contemporary home.

You can buy my ceramics from shops, fairs and galleries throughout the UK.

The colours in my “Monochrome” range - turquoise green, primrose yellow and steel grey - can be mixed and matched. Try combining cups and saucers in different colours!

My “Berry” pattern is interpreted with a Chinese style one-stroke brush technique to create balanced, asymmetrical motifs.

“Arabesque” is a simple, swirling design inspired by Arabic calligraphy.

Many influences combine in my work, including old maiolica, 1950s textiles, British studio ceramics and the best of Stoke-on-Trent tableware. I like travelling and I'm always on the lookout for new ideas in the museums and potteries I visit.

My aim is to make objects which are beautiful in themselves and at the same time useful and practical, applying William Morris's advice to have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.

I trained on the prestigious Harrow BA Ceramics course and at the Rodmell Pottery. I am a trustee of the Society of Designer Craftsmen. My studio is in St Albans, Hertfordshire.

Photo by Layton Thompson

See a video of how it's made here.

Hand of the Maker | 12-21 July 2018 | Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London, SW1P 4JU

Studio 29 Flint Way, St Albans, AL3 6DU
Phone 07900 281651

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