GALLERYHOW IT'S MADEPhoto by Layton Thompson
London Potters. In Design @ Battersea, 21-23 September 2018, Grosvenor Arch, Circus West Village, Battersea Power Station, SW11 8AH

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

They are made by hand, using traditional craft techniques, applied with care to produce a 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.

Tableware challenges me to make pottery that is both beautiful and practical. I am interested in the place where art and manufacture meet and I subscribe to the ideal of Charles and Ray Eames of getting the best to the greatest number of people for the least.

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.

I trained on the 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.

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

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