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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

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

Hilary Mayo

Hilary Mayo creates delicate hand built vessels that display understated surface decoration inspired by landscapes. With a great many location based influences Hilary works from photographs, memory and observed detail.

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James and Tilla Waters

James and Tilla Waters create their pieces from a studio in Mid-Wales. Carefully considering where hands hold pieces and edges meet mouths, their forms have classic clean lines with beautifully balanced proportions.

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Rachel Grimshaw

Rachel Grimshaw’s sculptural ceramics are about the clay itself. Focusing on its pliable, immediate, qualities, Rachel likens her pieces to photographs capturing a ‘frozen moment’ in time, her pieces are fixed in a forever gesture once fired.

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Bridget Drakeford

Bridget started making pots full-time while living in Scotland in 1976. At first, she made domestic stoneware, firing in a gas kiln and gained skills in all aspects of pottery. Having had no formal training Bridget’s determination and hard work meant she gradually developed her own technique.
She has always loved porcelain and gradually changed over to this material finding that it suited the style of work she was searching for. Eastern ceramics were very influential and she loved the Chinese and Korean shapes and glazes.

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John Higgins

John Higgins has a degree in 3D Design / Ceramics from the College of Art Wolverhampton, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Art Education, from Sussex University. Throughout his career in education, he has continued to make his own ceramics. He has exhibited widely both in the UK and internationally.

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Ruthanne Tudball

Ruthanne Tudball is the author of the first book on Soda Glazing, published by A&C Black. Her thrown and faceted work is held in public and private collections across the world including Europe, North America, Australia and Asia.

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