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.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you back
From Wednesday 14 April our doors are open with precautions in place to keep you as safe as possible when you visit.

Our new opening hours are:
Wednesday – Saturday: 12pm – 6pm

 

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Meet Our Makers

All of our makers are members of the Craft Potters Association and each of them have a story to tell.

Midori Takaki

Her work captures her imaginary life and real life, which overlap.  She used to pretend to live as a ‘normal’ person in society but wildness took over the thin veneer and it consumed her. Once she started making sculpture, all those layers of pretention fell away. She was finally one whole person.

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John Kershaw

John comes from a family of engineers going back several generations, so it was natural for him to follow suit. However, he made an unenthusiastic engineer, and after several years teaching he went back to college and gained a place on the 3D course at Manchester College of Art where he was introduced to clay for the first time.

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Eric Moss

Eric creates individual, nest-able sculpture and desktop/wall-mounted tessellated ‘waveforms’ in various scales, bodies and finishes. Often multi-part and at varied scales, each unique sculpture can stand alone or combine with others in manifold display opportunities. Inspiration, from the natural and industrial worlds, has evolved the work into simple geometries which reveal subtle complexities on closer examination.

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Karen Downing

Karen throws carefully considered porcelain pots for everyday use. Her forms are elegant yet robust: these are pots to be held,  filled, drunk out of and eaten from. The purposeful use of one material (porcelain), a single creamy white glaze, a deliberately restricted vocabulary of form and the process of repetition throwing combine to create both unity and diversity in her work.

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Daniel Smith

Since graduating from the celebrated Harrow Ceramics course in 1994, Daniel Smith has worked from the same London studio he helped establish. This continuity is reflected in his work with a commitment to exploring a family of useful forms - plates, bowls, cups, jugs, vases.

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Isabel KJ Denyer
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