Celebrating Ceramics 2022

Celebrating Ceramics Festival is excited to be back this year. 

You can meet the makers and see their products, as well as enjoying the beautiful gardens at Waterperry.

Don't forget, you can also see a video overview of the show here.

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We hope that you will continue to show your support for the UK’s vibrantly creative craft sector and be ready to come and meet them at our future events.

Alphabetical Exhibitor Listing

Adrian Bates Ceramics F102

Timeless and elegant functional stoneware and sculpture for indoor and year-round garden display.

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AJ Simpson Ceramics I 06

A series of fun and colourful 'blob' character ceramics accompanied by an elegant range of crockery glazed using Scottish granite.

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Alchemy Tiles B25

Individually hand carved encaustic, inlaid tiles with inspiring poetry, quotes and images using ancient 13th Century techniques held eternally in earth and time.

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Andrew Hazelden B28

Wheel thrown functional tin glazed earthenware and ceremonial iridescent lustreware freely brush painted with plant and animal symbolic imagery.

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Angela Sidwell A06

Contemporary ceramic animal sculpture inspired by friendships, chance encounters and observations seen within the landscape.

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Ania Perkowska Ceramics A09

Functional and decorative pieces inspired by contrasts and opposites. Minimum decoration, allowing for shapes and textures to take the lead.

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Anna Donovan H134

Hand-built and press moulded stoneware figurative sculpture and jewellery, exploring textures and introducing mixed media on occasion.

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Anne Barrell Ceramics D84

Ships traverse stormy seas or rest in tree lined harbours in these narrative pieces exploring our coastal and maritime heritage.

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Anne-Marie Jacobs Ceramics B36

Sculptural ceramics inspired by the Essex coastal landscape. Vivid glaze colours and surface reliefs translate the experience of the artist’s aerial and eye level perspectives of the marshland wilderness.

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Antonia Salmon A14

Stunning sculptures that capture the essence and energy of landscape, water, air and earth. The sculptures are hand-built in white stoneware, burnished and smoke fired. Timeless, contemplative works.

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Arwyn Jones Ceramics E88

Thrown functional stoneware fired in either oxidation or reduction inspired by the pottery traditions of Europe and Eastern Asia.

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Barbara Gittings Ceramics A04

My porcelain, nerikomi pieces are handbuilt and smoke-fired. I'm drawn to irregular repetition, primitive mark making and soft, earthy colours.

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Benjamin Beckett Sculpture B31

Welcome to the world inside my head. Unique sculptures in hand-painted earthenware. However small, no two will be the same.

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Beverley Sommerville Ceramics D72

My practice focuses on wheel-thrown ceramics inspired by land, cityscapes, and storytelling through material gathering, adding these into the clay.

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Bill Thomas Pottery I 04

Useful porcelain and stoneware pots featuring fossils, local clay and fun.

 

Bridget Drakeford Porcelain D81

Handthrown porcelain with an Eastern influence using wood and silver fittings on some teapots

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Brigitte Colleaux E95

Wood fired tableware for cooking and serving food.

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Cabby Luxford Ceramics D77

Smoked fired and raku ceramics. My smoke fired pieces often have text and added mudlarked finds from the River Thames.

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Caroline Winn Ceramics D64

Unique and striking ceramics for home and garden influenced by medieval art, modern sculpture and waterscapes.

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Cellan I 05

My work is mostly focussed around homewares and useable ceramics. I like large vessels and coffee cups.

 

Charlie Collier Pottery B40

Stoneware domestic ware. Wood and gas fired pots incorporating local clays and wood ashes.

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Chris Barnes Pottery A01

An evolving body of both functional and sculptural work which explores stoneware forms and rich glaze decoration.

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Chris Hawkins D73

Handthrown studio ceramics, raku fired bottles, vases, lidded pots and bowls.

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Christine Cherry Ceramics I 08

I paint layers of coloured porcelain into moulds to make my vessels. I then cut into these to create intricate patterns.

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Cisca Jane D76

Porcelain decorative vessels and wall art finished with the beautiful and 'utterly unique' crystalline glazes.

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Claire Lardner Burke Ceramics H127

Quietly beautiful, individual, hand-coiled vessels capturing the marks and colours of age and weathering particularly of rocks and stone.

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Claire Powell Pottery G109

Thrown, high-fired earthenware, bowls, jugs and mugs. Bespoke pieces glazed with fern and leaf designs.

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Clare Palmer Ceramics F104

Clare’s two strands of work - slab-built sculptures and wheel-thrown sculptural vessels - explore the veneers of control we show to the world.

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Clare Wakefield Ceramics A07

Sculptural ceramics predominantly in porcelain. I aim to create beautiful organic forms with the feel of the sea and flowing tides.

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Clay Evolution - Helen Ridgway D59

A range of decorative vases and sculptural forms inspired by personal relationships, collections of objects and current affairs.

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Clay Evolution - Janet White D61

Inspired by the sea. Stoneware vessels in a combination of glossy, matt and lava glazes to create movement and textures.

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Clay Evolution - Zelide Edge D60

Wheel thrown vessels exploring rhythms; expressed using pattern and texture in the surface decoration.

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Craig Underhill E96 

Evoking a feeling of landscape, places and changing seasons in these slab built painterly vessel forms.

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Daniel Boyle Ceramics E93

Salt glazed stoneware, thrown and altered, fluid and textured glazes to be explored beyond their surface.

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David Hilton Tableware D70

Range of stoneware and porcelain tableware. erving pieces include bowls, jugs and platters. Also vases and table accessories.

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Di Luca Ceramics D66

Industrial designer and ceramist Denis Di Luca is the brainchild behind the eponymous studio specialising in raku ceramics and sculptures for contemporary interior decors.

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Diana Tonnison Ceramics & Paintings C47

Colourful fish, fruit and vegetables - ‘The Pantry’ collection displays of colourful produce. Mosaic table tops using her hand painted ceramic tiles.

Diane Griffin Ceramics G113

Contemporary sculptures exploring contrasting textures of fine unglazed porcelain, rough organic glazes and metallic details.

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Dianne Cross Ceramics C55

Handbuilt ceramics capturing the colours of the coastline, real and imagined, calm and stormy and new work inspired by local moorland hues.

Dix Ceramics D74

Thrown and altered pots for use soda fired to 1300 incorporating natural forms of ammonites and utilitarian architectural influences like water towers.

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Elaine King Ceramics B42

Elaine hand-builds functional pieces through altered slabs of clay, inspired and hand-decorated through researched natural patterns in plants and trees.

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Elaine Wells A10

Simple functional thrown pieces in stoneware with ash glazes.

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Elizabeth Renton C51

Contemporary wheel thrown tableware decorated with subtle lines, dots and grooves using traditional and modern techniques fired in electric kiln.

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Emily Dennys B32

Handmade porcelain lamps, vases and wall panels featuring relief designs of leaves, flowers, thistles and grasses.

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Emily Gibbard Ceramics C54

Abstract figurative sculpture and homewares made from stoneware clay. Pieces thrown on the potter's wheel and manipulated. Painterly decoration and expressive glazes.

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Garry Jones C48

Ceramic animals and creations to make you smile.

Gilly Whittington Ceramics F100

Porcelain with vibrant abstract glazing. The work is thrown and sometimes altered giving energy and movement.

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Gin Durham Ceramics G116

The inspiration for Gin's ceramic sculptures stems from storytelling. She draws on an imagination shaped by treasured tales and imagery.

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Guy Routledge Ceramics H129

Decorative, hand built ceramics based around the figure, face and head.

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Harriet Coleridge H133

Wheel thrown porcelain glazed with carbon trap shinos and fiercely reduced in a flame kiln. Decorated with wax, sang de boeuf, rose ash and gold lustre.

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Helen Higgins F105

Figurative and animal sculptures masquerading in costume or disguise. Exploring the concept of façade to hide behind.

Helen Rondell B29

Sculptural ‘naked’ raku fired pieces all hand-coiled or slab built, created over several days, steadily evolving into individual unique forms.

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HeyningWD Studio D58

HeyningWD Studio stands for the combined work in porcelain by Wied and Diederik Heyning. We make hand thrown white porcelain vessels and thin slab rolled translucent lighting objects decorated with soluble salt colours.

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Hiro Takahashi D69

Rich texture, intricate and narrative sculptural work which reflect nature and the environment. My functional 'wabi-sabi' wares are also influenced by nature.

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Huw Ceramics D57

Sculptural figurative forms using thrown and hand-built techniques finished with my own range of virtuous slips. The pieces are based on self image of perfection and imperfection, discussing the mental concept relative to our exceptions and experience.

Jack Durling H124

Hand built ceramic sculpture inspired by the phenomena of the natural world with focus upon wildlife conservation and protection.

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Jaeeun Ceramics B41

My stoneware vases represent HTP (House-Tree-Person) objects which are widely used in art therapy.

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Jane Cairns H132

Hand built sculptural ceramics fired multiple times to create unique textured surfaces

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Jane Cox Ceramics B21

Decorative and functional contemporary earthenware. Slip decorated - classic elegant shapes combined with vibrant surface pattern and rich translucent glazes.

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Jane Sheppard H135

Large coiled and smokefired vessels inspired by ancient forms and shared symbols.

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Jaroslav Hrustalenko B24

My creativity is driven by the passion for colour, shape and impression of momentum. I appreciate pure aesthetics of form, expressed in clean but complex geometric lines and proportions of golden ratio.

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Jason Braham G114

Salt-glazed and ash-glazed stoneware pottery, inspired by European country ware and the Leach tradition. Essentially these are pots for everyday use.

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Jemma Gowland D80

Figurative sculpture using stoneware, porcelain and layered disrupted surfaces to explore femininity and upbringing.

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Jennifer Cobb Ceramics I 01

A range of decorative and functional stoneware and porcelain. Mainly wheel thrown, doughnut vases are my signature form.

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Jenny Chan B34

Figurative ceramic sculptures.

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Jeremy Nichols Ceramics A13

Saltglazed stoneware featuring open handle teapots and other drinking and pouring vessels.

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Jillian Riley D82

Apothecary vessels in porcelain and parian clay decorated with oxides, glazes, illustrations and sculptural elements of flora and fauna.

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Jim Malone G115

Stoneware and sometimes porcelain.

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Jodie Neale G121

My fondness for symmetry in nature has influenced my sculptural forms. I want to create beautiful and tactile pottery that celebrates the beauty of the natural world as well as the properties of the clay itself.

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John Masterton Ceramics B30

Thrown and handbuilt porcelain with reduction fired oriental inspired glazes. Rich copper red often layered with other glazes.

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John West Lansdown Pottery D79

Wood and soda-fired functional pottery for the home. Made with love - to be loved.

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Jonathan Cox Ceramics E94

Hand-formed bowls, vases and plaques with botanical and abstract designs fired in a reduction creating iridescent and lustrous effects.

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Joy Trpkovic Ceramics B37

Unique hand built translucent porcelain sculptures, wall pieces and small vessels inspired by marine and other natural forms,

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Judit Esztergomi B39

Wheel-thrown and press-moulded tableware from high-firing clays, decorated with different carving techniques.

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Julie O'Sullivan C53

A body of work shaped by living alongside the Thames estuary. Handbuilt stoneware celebrating the tactile.

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Juliet Walters D65

My work is fundamentally about the treatment of the surface and using the two contrasting techniques of carving and burnishing clay into one coherent theme.

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Kat Wheeler Ceramics A02

Wheel thrown functional and decorative ceramics, slip decorated on a dark stoneware.

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Katherine Kingdon H128

Take a moment to study Katherine’s quiet, characterful pieces. They’ll spark your imagination and raise an unexpected smile.

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Katie Timson D78

Thrown and hand-built stoneware vessels inspired by natural objects found whilst walking, such as bird eggshells, rocks, pebbles and seedheads.

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Katy O'Neil B18

Contemporary ceramic slabbed forms with black clay which are decorated with impressed marks and a complementary range of ceramic jewellery.

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Knighton Mill Pottery E98

Contemporary salt glazed stoneware with a focus on modern country pottery and domestic ware.

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Kyra Mihailovic Ceramics C52

Kyra designs and makes distinctive hand-painted thrown-ware, tableware and jewellery in stoneware and porcelain.

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Lesley Nason B22

Handbuilt porcelain wallart, vessels and jewellery inspired by the landscape, flora and fauna of the British countryside.

Licy Clayden Ceramics D67

Coiled vessels built in black stoneware, porcelain and parian. Inspiration comes from vibrant corals and creatures that live within.

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Linda Southwell Ceramics B20

“I connect people with nature…” Linda Southwell creates porcelain sculptures based on plant and flower structures.

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Lindy Barletta Ceramics H126

Layered and wheel thrown coloured clays with marble finish. Large deeply colourful glazed bowls and one-off statement pieces. Hand painted brushwork interpretation of famous beauties on large wall platters and trays.

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Lise Herud Braten C50

Lise creates highly textured and natural, organic forms with references to details in nature and the urban landscape.

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Liz Watts D71

Unique hand-built ceramic sculptures, vessels and combinations, primarily porcelain and layered, free hand painted often using bright colours and intricate patterning.

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Lloyd-Coombes Ceramics F101

Ceramic animal sculptures made from wire and paper clay.

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Lucinda Lovesey I 03

Lucinda's work is both quirky and considered as we see an interplay of figurative aspects, both human and animal, moving across a variety of forms and architectural clocks.

Lucy Baxendale B17

Whimsical porcelain sculptures and unusual homeware inspired by imaginary worlds.

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Marie Prett Ceramics F103

Handmade animals and people inspired by vintage circus, myths and fairytales.

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Mark Smith Ceramics B38

Fantastical maritime sculptures made from ceramics and recycled materials.

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Martin Pearce Ceramics A05

I build my forms using stoneware coils and straps, creating abstract shapes. I am inspired by eroded stones, bones, landscape, and many other natural forms.

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Miche Follano B26

Decorative expressive vessels, using abstract intuitive mark making inspire a collection of exciting contemporary earthenware objects.

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Miles Pottery I 02

My sculptural work responds to the figurative form with an abstract aesthetic. These ideas also inform my smaller thrown pieces.

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Muddy Fingers McGurn I 10

My work consists of a combination of thrown raku vessels, thrown and carved drinking vessels and figurative sculptures.

Neil MacDonell E92

My work is inspired by textures, patterns and forms derived from found industrial detritus.

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Nick Robatto I 07

Handbuilt sculptural and wheel thrown vessels in stoneware. Inspired by contrast in colour and texture. Inspired by the Welsh coastline.

Paul Wearing Ceramics H130

Hand-built sculptural vessels layered with multiple slips and glazes to render visually complex and textured surfaces.

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Paul Wheeler B27

Gas reduction fired Japanese and industrial inspired functional ware.

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Paul-James Ceramics F106

My work focusses on the simplicity of the raw materials revealing the natural textures and beauty of the clay itself.

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Penny Little Ceramics B19

Elegant hand-built porcelain bowls and vases filled with gold and platinum lustre creating light, depth and glamour.

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Penny Withers Ceramics G112

Thrown and altered stoneware vessels with combinations of interactive glaze applied evoking atmospheric landscapes.

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Peter Beard Studio Ltd C46

One off stoneware.

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Peter Black A03

Salt glazed porcelain and stoneware, finished on the wheel, sometimes altered and assembled, including functional and one-off decorative pieces.

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Peter Hayes Ceramics F107

By building up layers of textured clay combined with burnishing and polishing of surfaces, I try to achieve opposites of rough and smooth.

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Phil Jolley G110

Hand built stoneware sculptural and functional forms with tactile surfaces made up of pattern and texture with hidden detail often accentuated with colour. The suggestion of archaeological finds or remains and architectural detail feature prominently.

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Potteryman E90

A wide range of tableware, sculpted planters and bird baths along with unique one off dishes and vase forms.

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Rachel Foxwell D63

Slab built vessels in semi-porcelain with applied ceramic slips which capture the essence of the landscape through abstract studies of colour and light.

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Rachel Holian Ceramics D85

Installations of wheel thrown porcelain vessels which explore relationships, family bonds and emotional narratives.

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Rachel Wood Ceramics E87

Thrown and altered sculpture vessels, stoneware, rich in glaze and texture.

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Ralph Jandrell Pottery G120

Unique nature inspired art pottery.

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Remon Jephcott Ceramics D75

Ceramic sculptural fruits inspired by decay. Innovative techniques used, multi-fired and multi-layered with oxides, glazes, decals and lustres.

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Richard Baxter C45

Thrown and assembled fine porcelain finished in a range of highly colourful glazes, combined with bronze pigment.

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Richard Wilson Ceramics H131

My pots reflect the spontaneity of the slipware tradition of decoration with coloured clays on semi-dry pots.

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Robyn Hardyman E97

Functional and decorative wheel-thrown vessels in porcelain. Elegant, balanced shapes with a pared back simplicity, glazed in a harmonious palette.

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Roger Cockram Ceramics C49

Individual pieces in porcelain, thrown, sometimes altered; based on observations of the sea. Also a small range of kitchenware.

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Rosa Wiland Holmes G117

Thrown ceramic in porcelain and black stoneware. The inspiration for my work comes from the beautiful curves of the female form as well as the nature around us. I work in a soft muted colour palette to achieve a sleek and elegant Scandinavian simplicity.

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Ruth Gibson Ceramics G118

Screen-printed ceramics; tranquil landscapes evoking a sense of place. Black and white photographic imagery enhanced with subtle glazes. Including wall art, large platters, delicate shell-like bowls and sculptural ‘standing stones’ and jewellery.

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Ruth Harrison Ceramics B35

Slip cast porcelain vessels with hand cut elements attached to the outside, one by one, layer by layer.

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Ruthanne Tudball G119

All of my work is stoneware manipulated when wet to retain the organic quality of the clay. Soda vapour glazed.

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Sally MacDonell E91

Modelling spontaneously with slabs and coils, each piece is unique, expressing an underlying sense of warmth and humanity.

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Sarah Villeneau Ceramics G122

High-fired handbuilt ceramic sculpture that celebrates the expressive and tactile qualities of clay through biomorphic form and texture.

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Sarah Went Ceramics D83

Wheel thrown porcelain functional ware with slip decorated textural accents following nature's theme. Collections interplay between shape and colour.

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Sharon Griffin F99

Highly expressive hand-built figurative sculpture inspired by human experiences and connections with the land.

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Shelton Pottery H25

Ken’s finely thrown bowls, plates and vases complement Valerie’s vivid, expressive free-hand painting of abstract and garden themes.

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Simon Griffiths Sculpture Ltd A08

Unique impressionistic wildlife sculptures, stoneware ceramic birds and animals suitable for garden or interior display.

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Sophie Smith Ceramics B23

Decorative ceramics, slipcast and handbuilt. Decorated with brush on glazes, and gold and platinum precious metal.

Steve Woodhead Ceramics E86

A range of traditional and funky domestic ware in high fired stoneware

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Sue Crossfield Ceramics E89

Colourful marine themed pieces inspired by sea life both below and above the surface, often with a whimsical twist.

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Sue Mundy A11

Hand-built sculptural forms and vessels in stoneware.

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Tessa Wolfe Murray Ceramics B33

Slabbuilt and slipcast vessels in white earthenware with stone impressions and textures, incised lines, slips, glazes and a controlled smokefiring..

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TKJ Ceramics Ltd G111

High fired reduction stoneware for use in the ceremony of eating and drinking.

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Tom Demeranville Ceramics I 09

A mixture of oxidation and reduction fired vessels that explore lines between tradition and experimentation. Functional ware for the home.

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Tony Laverick Ceramics F108

Porcelain vessels and sculptural pieces decorated with slips and glazed in multiple firings.

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Virginia Graham H123

Colourful slab built and slip cast tea wares, vases and vessels with painted slip decoration and floral transfer prints.

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Wendy Campbell-Briggs D68

‘Shoreline’ collections of porcelain lachrymatories treated with raku and/or smoking techniques to recreate the colours and textures of the sea.

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Wendy Lawrence Ceramics A12

Sculptural ceramic forms for the home and garden inspired by natural form and texture.

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