Stories

Guide to gifting Contemporary Ceramics

25/11/2020

Full of inspiration and tips on how to save time and use our site to find the perfect pieces for your loved ones this Christmas.

Christmas Gift Guide – Warm Colours for Winter Gifting

19/11/2020

This winter we're bringing you a new hand picked collection of Christmas gift ideas each week to help you find the perfect presents for your loved ones.

Sarah Monk

30/10/2020

"I design and make small batch slipware in my Herefordshire studio Eastnor Pottery, near Ledbury. New designs include a series of kitchen and bathroom ware. They are created with function in mind."

Sarah's work is featuring in our bi-monthly display, so we took the opportunity to ask Sarah some questions about her inspiration and process.

John Dawson

16/10/2020

"When you are working in clay you have to adopt a very calm and focused approach combined with patience. In my life I feel that this practice has helped me achieve many things and understand things outside my normal day. What will be will be without fuss. This approach has been very beneficial in my time teaching. "

John's work is featuring in our bi-monthly display, so we took the opportunity to ask John some questions about his inspiration and process.

Rachel Grimshaw

09/10/2020

“Through her unique way of working with clay, Rachel has developed a highly personal and creative signature within her work”. David Binns

Anne Butler

26/09/2020

We are very excited to introduce Anne Butler, a maker who explores the act of making and the endless experimentation with the changing state of Parian porcelain; both in its raw and fired state. Our new website (we are writing in Autumn 2020) also gives our audience the opportunity to buy Anne's work online. For our late summer bi-monthly edit, we present a series from Anne called Eclipse Vessels, which are inspired by the light and shadows cast in the urban environment.

Emily-Kriste Wilcox

29/08/2020

Emily-Kriste Wilcox makes slab-built vessels which she describes as 'paintings in clay'. Her palette is drawn from British landscapes with the verdant greens of hills and gardens, and seascapes with coastal and sky blues pleasing the eye. She reveals how she brings the outside in.

MADE IN CLEY

10/05/2020

This time Contemporary Ceramics are featuring Made in Cley, not an individual but a collective of mostly ceramic makers (jewellery, graphic work and sculpture are also part of their repertoire). The four founder members: Wolfgang, Gunhild, Barbara and Quay met while studying abroad. Their work is inspired by the likes of Bernard Leach, Michael Cardew, other leading studio potters and by Japanese and Korean ceramics.

In conversation with Martin Pearce

10/05/2020

Martin Pearce makes sculptures that reference shapes found in the natural world. He talks about the trees and landscape close to the coast where he lives as being important points of reference. His biomorphic shapes are handbuilt using Earthstone white stoneware clay.