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. All pieces are hand-thrown in porcelain with a pared down aesthetic just occasionally emphasised with simple decoration.
With quiet dedication Daniel has built up a loyal international following over the years, his work appealing to both collectors and those who like beautiful, eminently functional objects for everyday use.
‘Smith’s apparently modest vessels show how sensual the utilitarian can be. What results is a kind of sculpture of the everyday’ David Whiting