Nam Tran runs Cernamic in London and is an award-winning specialist in wheel thrown raku. Using unique alternative methods and approaches, he aims to identify rules, in order to manipulate and bend them.
With 15 years of experience, London-based potter Lindy is a thrower by trade, making mugs, jugs, bowls, platters and teapots in colourful glazed porcelain. Fisherton Mill has her Botanical themed range of hand built slab vessels in 6 colours.
Sally trained as a production thrower and now works from her studio in West Berkshire where she makes slip decorated, high fired earthenware using the traditional technique of slip trailing. Her pieces have a contemporary design approach resulting in functional domestic ware.
Jane's current work centres on the theme of renewal and how our environment changes with time, contrasting the new against the old. The Sintra range was inspired by a visit to the Palacio da Pena in Sintra, Portugal. They are handmade from porcelain with copper, cobalt, iron and manganese oxides.
Tregear Pottery on the Isle of Wight produces beautiful handmade stoneware pottery made from a fine white stoneware clay and hand decorated in designs drawing their inspiration and influences from the exceptional beauty of the surrounding landscapes.
Alice Duck now runs her independent pottery studio, originally founded in a small attic room in her Bristol flat, from her Brighton studio. All her works are handmade and simplicity and function are at the core of each piece she makes.
These unique ceramic pieces are created using paper porcelain made from a mixture of raw materials, mainly china clay, potash feldspar, quartz and bentonite. Alice finishes the mix with the addition of some paper fibre.
Mia's hand thrown porcelain ceramics have a high degree of translucency and, despite their fine appearance, are very strong and durable. Designed with function and practicality in mind, they are perfect for daily use. They can be placed in the dishwasher if required.
Emma's work is driven by a love of subtle and sensual forms. The dent in her pieces gives a sense of the softness of the clay just after the shape is thrown on the wheel. She loves that the material properties of the piece connect the maker’s experience to that of the person using it.
Wiltshire ceramicist Samantha works in earthenware clay, coiling and slab building to create her distinctive tableware. She is particularly interested in shape, line and colour and hand paints every piece she makes.
Working in Dorset, Ian develops ceramic pieces in an intuitive way, constantly sketching, designing, and exploring ideas from small, observed details of natural forms — a crack running through a pebble; worn elements of a broken oyster shell; an angular fracture in a piece of flint. Every piece is unique and individually created.
These handcrafted ceramic pieces are assembled from fine earthenware clay inscribed with vintage lace and fabrics. Vanessa uses layers of paint, mono-print and glaze embellished with enamel decals, gold lustre & mother of pearl.
Sue’s functional domestic stoneware is produced by brushing dilute cobalt over the dolomite glaze before firing to 1240°c. Combinations of stripes are a major feature of her work and are carefully chosen to suit each individual piece.
The beautiful landscape of the Shropshire Hills is what provides Ralph with the constant inspiration for his work. He spends every available moment working with clay, designing, making, painting, glazing and firing pots.
Ken and Valerie make all their work by hand. Ken throws the pots using fine white earthenware and Valerie decorates each piece with free-hand painting using ceramic colours; no transfers or guidelines are used. Each piece is truly unique.
Julia makes small batches of earthenware ceramic items inspired by personal events, places and objects. She says “One day it’s flamingos at the zoo and the next a bee trapped in my garden shed”.