POTTERY CLASS With Rosie Ward
- CAULINO CERAMICS
Caulino have the most gorgeous studio and workshop space in central Lisbon, founded by Catia Pessoa. Their online shop features an array of distinctive pieces in vibrant colours, hand-crafted by both the in-house design team and by young local artisans. There really is something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a cute breakfast bowl or a ceramic sea slug.
2. NATALIE WEINBERGER
The works of this young Brooklyn-based potter somehow manage to be both contemporary and still have the feeling of coming from some other, far-gone time. Natalie’s pieces are sturdy yet elegant; simple yet intricate. In addition to the more traditional kitchenware, she also crafts the most incredible statement lamps – all available from her online shop.
3. JOHN BOOTH
If you’re looking for a statement piece to add to a design project – look no further. After starting out as an illustrator, John Booth looked to transfer his abstract designs to new materials. These colourful handmade vases are playful and vibrant, and while they are impressive stand-alone sculptures, they really take on new life when bursting with fresh flowers.
4. JENNIFER LEE
Scottish ceramicist Jennifer Lee began studying at Edinburgh College of Art in 1975 and has since gone on to receive global acclaim. Her textured pieces are crafted with an appreciation for ancient techniques, and an almost mathematical approach to achieving a meticulous, unpredictable asymmetry. Lee uses neither glazes nor a wheel, just age-old craft processes and basic elemental materials: clay, water & oxides.
5. EWEN HENDERSON
Hailed a ‘pioneer of clay’, Henderson’s work still provides a masterclass in freehand sculpting and experimentation through form. Ewen’s work lives on in a number of exhibitions worldwide and continues to inspire and spark conversation on the limits of structure and the sensory nature of ceramics. Critic David Whiting’s beautiful obituary to the sculptor can be found here on the Oxford Ceramics Gallery website.
6. JUNE RIDGWAY
Ridgway’s intricate process sees each piece burnished before drying, bisque fired, sometimes fractured and re-formed, and finally saggar fired to achieve a satin finish; a technique that originated in the Ottoman Empire. The resulting ceramics are emblazoned with unique, intricate patterning and dusky fiery colouring.
7. STUDIO POTTERY LONDON
Studio Pottery is simultaneously a working studio as well as a shop and gallery. They hold ceramics workshops as well as workspaces for members, and their online shop features a number of London-based artist potters with a diverse catalogue of works. Co-Founder, Lucy Attwood, recently joined our panel on The Connected Series. Watch the recording HERE.
If you’d like to talk to Sarah and Rosie about an interior design project, don’t hesitate to get in touch, by email:
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+44 (0)20 3667 7796.