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I first saw someone on a wheel at a very young age and knew immediately that was what I was going to do, but it was many years before I was able to try it myself, then I was hooked. Life is full of twists and...

I am a North Nottinghamshire based artist, making highly decorative domestic earthenware.  My work is influenced by renaissance ceramics, majolica, slipware, country ware and everything in between. I originally trained in Industrial design in Stoke on Trent before studying Studio ceramics in Cardiff and combine both...

I work mainly in earthenware or paper clay nowadays and am influenced by natural forms - be they figurative, floral, birds, fish etc. The pottery varies in type from dishes, reliefs, clocks, coil and slab pots to sculptural shapes influenced by Henry Moore and others....

My current handbuilt work reflects several areas of interest - West African adobe architecture and architectural details, working with black clay, making boxes and experimenting with surface textures. The forms I make are not directly taken from the buildings but are visual ideas which surface...

I am a mixed media sculptor currently specializing in both wall hung and free standing ceramics. I am known for my compelling figurative pieces, hand built in porcelain and stoneware which are often multi-glazed and can incorporate metal or glass. Recently, I have moved into...

I produce a range of wheel-thrown stoneware ceramics. The surface decoration and texture of each piece is produced using various techniques, carving into the surface or applying decoration to depict the contours of nature. I am inspired by the colours of the landscape around me,...

I am intrigued by the exploration of ideas, creativity, the use of colour, textures, and materials, which help develop complete shapes and forms. My current work uses the ceramic form as a canvass, not as a functional, utilitarian object, although it might be, and explores...

The coast line to the north of Lancaster is very beautiful with gorgeous colourful beaches, and wonderful sunsets. This, together with the Langdales, has been my inspiration for colour and texture. I make a slab by painting and layering porcelain slip. I colour my work...

I developed a love of clay as an extra-curricular part of my Fine Art degree. My painting and photography feeds into elements of my ceramics, as decoration on plates and tiles etc. but what I love about ceramics is that it frees me from my...

Since downsizing I tend only to make work for specific commissions or exhibitions. In 2014 I submitted a design for the Pendlebury prize and made pieces for a Northern Potters exhibition at Durham cathedral inspired by the Last Supper window. Last year I made pieces...