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All of my ceramics are hand-built and utilise the technique of coiling. This involves building a pot layer by layer. Each coil is melded into the coil below and is pinched, squeezed, moulded and scraped into shape. I enjoy the slow pace of this method...

Clay is a fantastic media to work with as it lends itself to shape, colour, texture and surface design. I'm drawn to working figuratively because it's expressive, I appreciate the curvilinear and the fragile or solid forms and shapes created by the female human body....

I am a novice potter who is thoroughly enjoying working with clay, both hand building and using a potter's wheel. I am a qualified teacher and have experience of working with clay in schools. Now retired from teaching I particularly enjoy making useful items such...

I make high fired colourful earthenware, mainly bowls, plates and tiles. Leaves, flowers, fruit and frogs feature in my decoration reflecting my interest in gardening. I use red clay, nothing special, just the cheapest I can find and a commercial transparent glaze. I use sponges,...

I work from my studio at the bottom of my garden in Sheffield. My work is smoke fired handbuilt ceramics or handbuilt, glazed sculptural pieces. The sculptural pieces I produce are influenced by natural, organic forms such as pine cones, conkers or sempervariums. Each piece...

Sally now retired, has returned to the workshop having potted intensely but spasmodically since the the mid '80s, making domestic stoneware using both gas and electric kilns. She continues to make a wide range of domestic and giftware but with the gas kiln long gone,...

Trawden Pottery is a small producer based in the Lancashire village of Trawden. Martin Wilson and Pam Smith produce a range of functional table and kitchenware along with one-off decorative pieces. We have been producing for a couple of years and are starting to establish...

I was trained as a ceramic artist at Royal Doulton and went on to be a ceramic restorer. This gave me an insight into the methods that were used in the past. Apart from firing my pieces in an electric kiln, I also use a...

Inspired by the sea and shore, Vivienne Sillar uses hand building techniques to create smooth, burnished, ceramic birds, animals, bowls and tiles. The smoke fired finish uses natural materials such as banana skins, avocado and seaweed . Each piece is finished with beeswax to create...

Why do I sculpt in Clay and fire with wood? "Fire has been essential to our existence and development. Its handling is in our social consciousness and we respond to its flame intuitively." (Nils Lou). It is this social consciousness that bonds me to wood...