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.

Paul Philp

Paul Philp has been making ceramics for over forty years. Uniting refined classic forms with highly tactile surfaces to create pieces of strong individual identity Paul builds each piece by hand.

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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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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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Katharina Klug

Katharina Klug was experimenting with clay as soon as she could reach the pedals on her mother's wheel. Since setting up her business in Cambridge in 2016, Klug's work has received many accolades, including receiving the Silver Award (Ceramics) in the Craft&Design Selected Maker Awards.

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Chris Keenan

Chris Keenan has been making pots for almost twenty-five years. Thrown and turned by hand on the wheel using Limoges porcelain, he specialises in pieces for interior spaces – designed for functional use and for decoration.

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Akiko Hirai

Akiko Hirai produces both practical and decorative ceramic ware that is held in private collections and museums worldwide. Her Japanese background and aesthetics strongly influence her ceramic work while her pieces are also perfectly rooted in contemporary designs.

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