Work evolved from observations of my Coastal and river environments. Abstracted forms in stoneware and porcelain, gestural and painterly application of slips and glazes.
Elegant and timeless Stoneware Ceramics exploring themes of movement, poise and flow. Suitable for indoor or year-round outdoor display.
Individually hand carved encaustic, inlaid tiles with inspiring poetry, quotes and images using ancient 13th Century techniques held eternally in earth and time.
Hand thrown and slab-built porcelain and stoneware tableware and vessels using the ancient process of Saggar Firing to create natural surface pattern.
Thrown and assembled, Amanda-Sue’s ceramics, influenced by the richness of the built environment, explore the graphic relationship between form and surface.
Wheel thrown black clay and porcelain decorated with sgraffito technique. Functional and decorative pieces inspired by contrasts and opposites.
A full-time maker since 1980, Anna Lambert makes slip-painted slab-built earthenware exploring narratives relating to land use and the regeneration of woodland and orchards.
I am a self-taught potter and develop hand built work that is based around harbours, buildings and boats.
Smoke Fired Ceramic sculptures that capture the Experience of the natural world.
Hand-thrown porcelain vessels - classical forms.
Fragile porcelain vessels incorporating found materials which give strata of colour and texture. The vessels are polished to a gentle lustrous shine.
Both functional and decorative, Chris and Freya bring together a cross-generation of contemporary and cultural references to ceramics, often with forms emerging from hand-thrown vessels using highly textured glazes.
Hand-thrown raku fired copper matt and glazed work, elegant forms, vibrant colours on a selection of bottles, bowls and lidded pots
Chrissy makes porcelain lamps and pendants. She harvests plants to roll into the clay leaving an embedded perfect image of the plant's detail as light.
Sculptural ceramics created with porcelain. Echoing flowing movement of the sea, with inspiration from all it touches.
Handbuilt ceramics that evoke a sense of place, landscape, narrative or passing of time using the colour, textural and mark making possibilities of ceramic materials to create painterly surfaces.
Thrown and altered ceramics as well as more traditional wheel made pots mostly Raku fired using a number of techniques
One-off studio ceramics - salt and ash glazed, thrown stoneware. Pots with fluid and textured surfaces to be explored beyond their surface.
Coil-built, wood-fired, stoneware vessels using a coarse crank clay, simple ash and Shino glazes. Sometimes incorporating wooden lids.
Diane creates poetic sculptures inspired by outward expressions of emotion. Her work explores how we, as humans, deal with visceral experiences and make sense of our existence.
Contemporary Slipware. From bowls to very large calligraphy platters.
When I was demonstrating at Art in Action in 2015 I met a Chinese Gallery and received an invitation from them to come to China as an Artist-in-Residence. That was a great opportunity to meet Chinese Ceramic artists and learn from them. I had an exciting time and did a lot of experiments. It was time to play. Since then I went back to China every year.
Emily Myers throws pots in red stoneware clay which are carved and faceted to create her distinctive well proportioned forms.
The smooth, jade like surface of my vessels belies the harsh and dramatic naked Raku process from which they emerge.
Contemporary porcelain jewellery with silver and semi-precious stones.
My work is in porcelain, mostly thrown, sometimes altered. The decoration is inspired by abstract expressionist painters with layered and coloured ash glazes.
The inspiration for Gin's quirky sculptural work stems from traditions of storytelling and a life long fascination with the representation of animals in culture.
Decorative / functional vessels with Victorian botanical illustration and narrative references created from numerous methods within their assembly and decorative detail.
Limoges porcelain glazed with a variety of carbon trap shinos and ferociously reduced in flame kilns. Enhanced with rose ash and gold lustre brushwork.
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.
Inspired by nature, intricate, narrative and with rich textured soul, plate and functional ware.
Ian Harris creates individual hand built sculptural vessels, often inspired by the texture and delicate asymmetry found in nature.
Thrown, for "every day use" and unique pieces. Wood fired, glazed with celadons, shino, ash glazes, contrasted with unglazed surfaces, subtly touched by the fire.
Isabel makes thrown stoneware and porcelain reduction fired pots to be used on a daily basis as well as for celebrations.
I make colourful domestic earthenware for the table and for cooking, as well as one off pieces that are paintings on clay.
I work primarily with porcelain, working in series and making one-offs. Vessels are thrown then multi-glazed and multi-fired, ensuring each piece is unique.
Stoneware vases represent my HTP (House-Tree-Person) objects which are widely used in Art Therapy to find clues about the persons's hidden emotions or internal conflicts.
James's work ranges from huge platters and bottles to delicate bowls and tiny lidded jars.
Contemporary decorative and functional earthenware: jugs, vases, dishes and large chargers in blues, greens and vivid turquoises. Fellow of CPA and past Master of the Art Workers Guild.
Made from porcelain and bone china with natural oxides and slips, my work is based on historical interactions with the built environment - human and organic.
Hand-built burnished ceramics deriving their colourful patterns from firing with organic material in a large open pit. Each piece that survives is totally unique.
Jaroslav's creativity is driven by his passion for colour, shape and function. He explores nature, science and art building his body of work on a broad multicultural background.
Jean-Paul Landreau treats the surface of the work the same as a painter uses canvas.
Decorative functional pottery, suitable for everyday use. Reduction fired stoneware.
Individual pieces and some domestic ware in reduction-fired stoneware and porcelain.
Thrown using a dark stoneware, Kat’s work is decorated using a contrasting slip. Her work is glazed simply and high-fired in a gas reduction kiln.
Hand-built, stoneware vessels with individually illustrated surfaces. Applied, incised and modelled detail.
Thrown and coiled stoneware vessels that reference ancient Greece in their quietness, modesty of form, and harmony.
Distinctive hand - painted ceramics, thrown and turned on the wheel and high - fired in the kiln. Porcelain jewellery with silver fittings.
I use porcelain to create the “soft” forms of my vessels and crystalline glazes produce my rich surfaces and pools of intense colour.
Leighan's work has a simple aesthetic that focuses on functionality and form with textures inspired by natural elements. Contemporary, modest, elegant, tactile and functional.
Multi coloured porcelain clays layered and thrown to create tactile landscape vessels resembling the Earth, Deserts and Seascapes.
My primary interests are texture and natural, organic forms. I am constantly exploring new techniques, materials and an array of found objects I use as tools.
Animal sculptures made from wire, scrim and paper clay.
Vessels and Japanese tea wares with uniquely textured finishes and soft celadon glazes.
Finely thrown porcelain pots, textured, patterned and sparkling. Drinking vessels and ovenware, vases and plant holders, for domestic use and visual enjoyment.
Hand-built people and animals inspired by the curious mythology and a vivid imagination.
Feel! My movements in the clay
thrown with courage, fun, passion
altered, torn and reassembled
by my hands,
my body and my soul
Matt makes highly finished minimal sculptural ceramics.
Instinctively hand formed sculptural ceramics. Mitch is drawn to the organic forms of coastal forays and communicates the sculptural qualities of these influences.
Hand thrown and wood fired vessels with luscious textured glazes, mostly for flowers.
Tableware, tiles and pots for plants from red earthenware clay with lively slip decoration.
Penny’s landscape pots are made in thrown and altered stoneware. Reactive glazes are poured across the surface to suggest atmospheric landscapes open to personal interpretation.
Tactile hand-built stoneware forms inspired by architectural features, found objects and archaeological finds. I like the suggestion of what might have once been.
A wide selection of ceramics all made to be used, including contemporary tableware and one off pieces.
Richard Baxter makes porcelain on the wheel which is finely thrown and in a range of beautiful coloured glazes. Bowls, jugs, mugs, bottles etc.
My pots reflect the spontaneity of the slipware tradition, but I explore colour and form using the pot as a canvas.
The colour wheel rolls through form and function, lighting a path to unique hand thrown and coloured ceramics.
Individual pieces thrown in fine porcelain and sometimes altered in some way; ideas come from observations of the sea; also some useful domestic pottery.
Functional and decorative ceramic art with a contemporary flair. My pieces are often glazed in my own recipes, which are inspired by colours from Barbados.
My inspiration comes from the beauty of nature and the landscape, rocky cliffs and smooth waters or the surface of a stone from the garden. They all intrigue me and inspire me to create pots that are abstract and sculptured.
Rosalind's work is hand-built in the tradition of early earthenware makers and decorated with her own slips and glazes. Working without the use of casts or moulds makes each piece uniquely different.
Working in porcelain, I combine a love of photography, printmaking and ceramics, to evoke a sense of place. Strong monotones enhanced by painterly glazes.
Human and animal ceramic sculpture and 'A moment with Mister Herbert'.
Figurative sculptural ceramics. My aim is to connect with the viewer - to prompt a feeling of common humanity.
Sampada's work often reflects the delicate nature of traditional pottery form in a tactile contemporary manner. Her pottery explores the surreal human form, emotion and symbolism.
Wheel thrown porcelain domestic ware decorated with textural accents based on simplified natural patterns. Collections interplay between colour, form and pattern.
I make a range of functional domestic slipware. Thrown or slab built and fired in an electric or wood fired kiln. My inspiration comes from traditional European earthenware.
Simon's Ceramic sculptures have a strong emphasis on north pennine wildlife. Unique, both in modelling and glazing, they're high fired, suitable for indoors or outdoors.
My work is hand thrown, turned, refined and multiple sprayed with three different glazes. I also apply glaze to the piece using a selection of brushes this adds another layer and gives greater depth to each piece.
Richly textured decorative porcelain born of a fascination with dramatic forms found in nature.
Ceramic vessels and wall pieces inspired by surfaces and landscapes seen during worldwide cycling trips. Shapes and contours of vessels are inspired by museum artefacts.
Tim is well known for his distinctive individual Raku smoked pieces that are exhibited all over the world.
Functional, high fired pottery, made on a momentum wheel and glazed in muted tones using foraged local materials.
Hand-built ceramic musical instruments - flutes, ocarinas, drums - made from several contrasting clay bodies, each instrument fully working and unique.
I throw my pieces using porcelain which is then decorated using slips, glazes and metals. They are fired several times to build up layers of decoration.
Translucent thrown porcelain bowls and vases and teapots with water-etched, pierced or incised decoration. Blue spirals with carved rims. Porcelain leaves and miniatures.
Using the simplicity of ceramic forms to express the fragility of our environment, I create both one-off sculptural pieces as well as artworks in series.
Working and teaching in my studio I create polished or marble smooth strong individual forms with tactile surfaces having completely unique, striking yet subtle, markings.
With the continued restrictions affecting the UK likely to be in force for some time yet this year’s Celebrating Ceramics Festival has been cancelled.
Celebrating Ceramics 2021 will take place from 16-18 July 2021. We hope to see you there!
In the meantime we hope you will enjoy our Virtual Ceramics Fair here.