Championing the very best independent ceramic makers for over 60 years

Contemporary Ceramics gallery and shop exhibits the greatest collectable names in British ceramics along with the most up and coming artists of today. Our distinguished makers are all carefully selected members of the Craft Potters Association.

Meet Our Makers

Each of our makers has a story to tell, find out more about them and how they make their work.

Sarah Jenkins

Sarah Jenkins works surrounded by farmland in her Essex studio. Her work predominantly features abstract, asymmetrical shapes, with bold surfaces that she carefully marks while leather-hard and decorates with slip, sometimes also incorporating delicate applications of gold leaf.

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Ashley Howard

Ashley Howard creates porcelain vessels informed by Far-Eastern and homespun pottery traditions. His pieces draw from his interest in ritual vessels, the spaces they occupy and the ceremonies that surround them.

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Geoffrey Swindell

Geoffrey Swindell was born in Stoke-on-Trent. First studying painting, it wasn’t until he took up a summer job at the Pottery at Alton Towers that he decided to follow in the footsteps of his ancestor and become a potter.

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Matthew Chambers

Matthew Chambers specialises in ceramic sculptures constructed from multiple sections built on the potter’s wheel. Finished with integral colour, unglazed but polished, each piece expresses an abstract beauty through its depth, pattern, and repetition.

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John Jelfs

John Jelfs' work has been widely exhibited in leading galleries including the Victoria & Albert Museum, Alpha House in Sherborne, Beaux Arts, Bath, Rufford Ceramics Centre in Nottingham and is also included in many collections in the UK and abroad.

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Peter Beard

Peter Beard’s work has been exhibited around the world and is represented in numerous museums, public collections and private collections in the UK and overseas. The award winning artist has a contemplative approach to making and spends much of his time sketching out ideas for new pieces.

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