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I live in North Cumbria on the Solway at Burgh by Sands. I have a garden studio that looks out to the fells and Skiddaw. I have more sheds that house my kiln, my glazes, my dry ingredients. Over the past few years I have...

I trained at Camberwell School of Art and started out making thrown porcelain pots which I sawdust fired.  I moved into hand-building large architectural garden pots and then progressed into making sculpture.  I am interested in the challenge of portraiture and now make full size...

I have been making ‘Heads’ for some time, previously using terracotta clay and underglazes.  A few years ago I started working with porcelain paper-clay.  The tractability of paper-clay and my recent discovery of velvet underglazes has allowed me to portray the grotesque images that lurk...

I make functional stoneware along with some decorative pieces and have an interest in traditional ideas about process, form and function. Most of my work is thrown on the wheel, raw glazed and single fired. Living in Cumbria I am influenced by the ever changing...

Working from my studio in Newcastle upon Tyne I design and make simple, contemporary ceramics using a range of techniques; throwing on the wheel, hand building and slip casting. I enjoy the challenge of intricate, tactile surface finishes - especially inlay and Sgraffito, contrasting dark...

Lis uses 'T' material to make sculptural forms, coiled vessels, slabbed boxes and a range of ceramic jewellery. Her work is animated by the beauty of the natural world; especially aspects of the sea, birds and other wildlife. Further inspiration springs from an appreciation of...

The artworks of John Holt emanate from an interest in the flow of things in the material and natural worlds, originating from a personal interest in the creative processes which is found most evidently in nature. He defines his artwork as “flow art”, an art...

I am currently making hand-built, stoneware vessels and smaller scale, slab-built and slip-cast porcelain and parianware. The larger work is partially glazed with stoneware glazes and sometimes partially glazed again with earthenware glazes before being finished with digitally printed images and/or text. The parianware is...

I enjoy using layers of texture, line and colour to produce rich and evocative surfaces on simple wheel-thrown and hand-built forms. I use stains, vitreous slips and dry glazes on a white stoneware clay, fired to approx 1250°C....

The inspiration for my work derives from the making and firing process. The hands-on approach required in making coiled and burnished vessels builds a relationship between the maker and the object that I find fulfilling. My approach to building a vessel is one of 'organic'...