Please note: This Exhibition has finished

New Members of the Craft Potters Association

Peter Black

Katie Braida

Ant and Di Edmonds

Anthony Dix

Barbara Gittings

Diane Griffin

Robyn Hardyman

Kerry Hastings

Lise Herud Braten

Emma Lacey

Sue Mundy

Simon Olley

Laura Plant

Jane Sheppard

Elly Wall

Yusun Won

Thursday 1st February - Saturday 24th February 2024

Peter Black’s work expresses contrasts and explores traditional forms and detail. It focuses on the familiar, taking it forward with a dash of humour and an oblique nod to its source. The result is a freshness, vibrancy and individuality of spirit.

Katie Braida makes earthenware sculptural vessels using a variety of hand building techniques. These are finished with textured surfaces which draw influence from the manmade and natural marks present within the land and seascape around her North Yorkshire home.

Ant & Di Edmonds – Ant has been making pots for over 50 years, the second 25 spent alongside his wife Di. Together, as Tydd Pottery, they produce large-scale, hand-coiled vessels, decorated with bold black, geometric designs and amazingly created without using any glaze.

Anthony Dix has been making pots for over 40 years. His work is influenced by spirals in nature juxtaposed with the formality of utilitarian architecture. He is always striving to develop his work, constantly altering, experimenting with and refining surfaces in his soda kiln.

Barbara Gittings’ smoke fired, nerikomi porcelain vessels draw inspiration from the geometry in nature, especially as growth and random chaotic forces skew and distort the initial perfect symmetry, leading to biomorphic and irregular forms.

Diane Griffin makes richly textural and sculptural works. Each piece is inspired by our human experiences as viewed in relation to our emotions and the constructs we have evolved in order to manage them.

Robyn Hardyman throws and turns her vessels on the wheel in her Oxfordshire studio. Utilising porcelain for its unique combination of delicacy and strength she creates fine, balanced forms, with a purity of surface perfect for glazing.

Kerry Hastings makes ceramic vessels which explore themes such as harmony and discord, colour and form, silhouette and contour. She crafts ceramic sculptures and illuminated objects using the ancient pinch and coil technique. Her lamps and artworks feature dynamic, asymmetric shapes that push the boundaries of clay production.

Lise Herud Braten’s primary interests lie in creating decorative and sculptural forms with highly textured, expressive surfaces. Memories of growing up in a rugged landscape in Norway inform both shapes and mark-making, imbuing the pieces with a sense of place.

Emma Lacey’s ceramics practice is built on notions of emotionally durable design. She uses the making language of ceramics and a design sensibility to make hand-thrown, ergonomic and functional work which is contemporary and relevant over time.

Sue Mundy’s work explores the fragility and hidden strength found within the natural world. Built with a white stoneware clay body, the slow repetitive hand-building techniques she uses to create her pieces offer a considered way to develop the work as each piece calmly grows.

Simon Olley is a potter and ceramic artist whose thrown work combines illustration and sgraffito to depict and celebrate the exciting (and sometimes imaginary) relationship between man and his best, four-legged friend.

Laura Plant draws on the creative heritage and ambition of the pioneering potters who made her hometown of Stoke-on-Trent famous. Her contemporary porcelain forms echo the grandeur of these early craftspeople, offering up carefully turned and perfectly refined forms.

Jane Sheppard produces coil built, smoke fired vessels. She strives to create forms and decoration which appeal to our shared human aesthetic and remind us of our physical connection with the earth.

Elly Wall’s work is hand built using slabs of clay with coloured slips and unique textural marks and impressions. Her work is informed by disused industrial buildings, and the sense of unease created by large volumes of empty space.

Yusun Won’s vessels exploit motifs from historical artefacts, which are repurposed to create undeniably contemporary ceramics. From a distance, these vessels look like one piece. However, upon closer viewing reveal something unique hidden.

Lise Herud Braten
Textured Moon Vase LHB556Y29
£2,800.00 £2,524.80 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:LHB556Y29

Peter Black
Meiping Style Vase PB555Y2
£732.00 £660.05 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:PB555Y2

Peter Black
Bowl PB555Y12
£171.00 £154.19 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:PB555Y12

Peter Black
Meiping Style Vase PB555Y4
£293.00 £264.20 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:PB555Y4

Peter Black
Jug PB555Y9
£171.00 £154.19 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:PB555Y9

Peter Black
Meiping Style Vase PB555Y5
£293.00 £264.20 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:PB555Y5

Peter Black
Bowl PB555Y13
£171.00 £154.19 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:PB555Y13

Peter Black
Round Vase PB555Y10
£293.00 £264.20 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:PB555Y10

Peter Black
Meiping Style Vase PB555Y1
£830.00 £748.42 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:PB555Y1

Peter Black
Lidded Jar PB555Y6
£293.00 £264.20 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:PB555Y6

Anthony Dix
Large Jug AD562Y1
£403.00 £363.39 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:AD562Y1

Anthony Dix
Large Jug AD562Y2
£305.00 £275.02 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:AD562Y2

Anthony Dix
Large Flat Teapot Black AD562Y5
£342.00 £308.39 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:AD562Y5

Anthony Dix
Large Flat Teapot Green AD562Y4
£342.00 £308.39 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:AD562Y4

Diane Griffin
Hand in Hand DG563Y2
£1,200.00 £1,082.06 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:DG563Y2

Diane Griffin
Soul Wisdom DG563Y3
£1,350.00 £1,217.31 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:DG563Y3

Diane Griffin
Flow DG563Y1
£1,200.00 £1,082.06 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:DG563Y1

Kerry Hastings
Vibrato KH560Y2
£2,150.00 £1,938.68 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:KH560Y2

Laura Plant
Vessel: Trials Series LP558Y3
£220.00 £198.38 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:LP558Y3

Yusun Won
Exploring Forms by Opening Space YW559Y2
£2,200.00 £1,983.77 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:YW559Y2

Yusun Won
Exploring Forms by Opening Space YW559Y1
£2,200.00 £1,983.77 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:YW559Y1

Emma Lacey
Small Rainbow Jug Black EL564X11
£150.00 £135.26 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:EL564X11

Emma Lacey
Medium Rainbow Jug Black EL564X10
£190.00 £171.33 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:EL564X10

Emma Lacey
Large Rainbow Jug Black EL564X9
£230.00 £207.39 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:EL564X9

Elly Wall
Form with Punctured Squares EW549Y24
£375.00 £338.14 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:EW549Y24

Elly Wall
Bottle with Split Surface EW549Y27
£165.00 £148.78 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:EW549Y27

Elly Wall
Bottle with Split Surface EW549Y25
£215.00 £193.87 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:EW549Y25

Barbara Gittings
Large Oval Asymmetric Form #1 BG550Y31
£1,950.00 £1,758.34 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:BG550Y31

Barbara Gittings
Asymmetric Squish #1 BG550Y30
£1,500.00 £1,352.57 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:BG550Y30

Barbara Gittings
Tilted Bowl #45 BG550Y28
£625.00 £563.57 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:BG550Y28

Jane Sheppard
Flow JS551Y13
£2,200.00 £1,983.77 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:JS551Y13

Jane Sheppard
Big Earth Jar JS551Y11
£2,400.00 £2,164.11 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:JS551Y11

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