My love of clay dates back to schooldays, but only forty years later did I have the chance to pursue it more seriously. I’m now very lucky to have my own studio at home in East Finchley. The challenge of throwing on the wheel gives endless pleasure, as does opening the kiln to behold the final results of a glaze firing. Both are prone to surprises: disastrous or magical.
I use stoneware clay because it’s fired to a higher temperature and is suitably strong for domestic ware. The pale near-white clay that I use provides a good surface for coloured glazes, while the red Cornish stoneware contains wonderful flecks of iron that show up best with a transparent glaze.
When I’m making something, I really like to think about how it will be used, whether it will be practical, what it’s like to hold, to look at, and whether it will give pleasure. One of the most rewarding comments was from a friend of mine who said the mug made her tea taste better.
Claudia loves open exploration and is always trying new techniques, glazes and firing methods. Her favourite technique is the Raku.View Profile
Ulla makes unique, hand-built, characterful, mainly raku fired, potsView Profile
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Peter makes functional stoneware ceramics thrown on the wheel and hand built sculptural pieces with an emphasis on form & functionView Profile
Jo's ceramic designs are inspired by nature and her surroundings.View Profile
Jenny is a Ceramicist whose work is a response to the subtle forms and movement found in the natural world.View Profile
Laura De Benedetti
The rippling textures, gentle asymmetries and sensuous curves of my pieces bring to their owners a sense of freedom and liberty.View Profile
Francesca Raphael Lincoln
Francesca is a potter, painter and ceramic sculptor. She makes original, expressive and accessible work for home and garden.View Profile
Daphne Carnegy Ceramics, Unit 30 Kingsgate Workshops, London NW6 2JGView Profile
Judith is a painter, printmaker and ceramicist, exhibiting widely, leading workshops for all ages and abilities, and undertaking commissions.View Profile