(photograph: Lizzie Mayson)
I’m a ceramicist working in North London.
I’ve been documenting my work on Instagram for the past five years, where I write about the processes involved in my craft and the ideas and discoveries I encounter along the way. I make tableware, one-off decorative and sculptural vessels and the rare commission. Work is sold through my online shop only, unless stated otherwise.
If you're interested in obtaining anything keep a look out on my Instagram page where I'll make any announcements of when work is to be sold via my shop. Or sign up to my mailing list, as I often give advanced warning of when my shops will be live there.
If you've got any further queries please send me a message directly via my contact page.
I spent six months, (2017—2018), as Ken Matsuzaki's visiting apprentice in Mashiko, Japan. Where I learnt how to use the traditional Japanese kick-wheel to make his established shapes, alongside how to glaze in both the oribe and shino style and how to fire them.
I trained with Lisa Hammond at Maze Hill Pottery for two years as her apprentice before completing a third year as her part-time assistant, which gave me the opportunity to spend a few days each week on my own practice. (2014–2017).
Prior to my apprenticeship with Lisa Hammond I spent two years (2012–2014) on the DCCoI Ceramics Skills and Design Training Course in Thomastown, Ireland. A pottery school dedicated to teaching its students the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary to work as a studio potter. I was awarded 'Student of the Course' upon completion.
Previously to this I studied ceramics in the Rudolf Steiner School I attended, for both GSCEs and A-Levels. It was here my drive for pottery started, spending countless hours practicing on the wheel with guidance from my teacher Caroline Hughes. During this time I took the opportunity to do a work placement at Leach Pottery in St. Ives, assisting Jack Doherty along with the other production throwers.
Exhibitions and Press
2018 — ‘Opening Narratives’, Make Hauser and Wirth, Bruton, UK
2018 — ‘Hole and Corner’s Home of Craftsmanship’, Dunhill, Bourdon House, London, UK
2017 — ‘Lisa Hammond and Friends’, St Ives Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2017 — ‘Creativity in the City’, The Milliken Showroom, London, UK
2017 — ‘Vessel’, The Gallery at Caro, Bruton, UK
2017 — ‘Stay Home’, Simple Shape Gallery, London, UK
2016 — ‘Moore at Caro’, Caro Somerset, Bruton, UK
2015 — ‘A Makers Dozen’, Goodhood, London, UK
2014 — ‘Up From Earth’, National Design & Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland
2014 — ‘What a Dish’, Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford, Ireland
2018 — ‘Divergencies’, Kanoya Gallery, Mashiko, Japan
2019 — ‘London Potters’, DRIFT, (feature)
2019 — ‘The Story of Tools’, Hole & Corner, (feature)
2019 — ‘Follow Me’, Crafts Magazine, January/February issue, (feature)
2018 — ‘Apprenticing in Japan’, Yunomi Magazine volume 1, (feature)
2018 — ‘From West to East’, Ceramic Review Magazine issue 293, (author)
2018 — ‘New Year Honours List 2018, One to Watch’, The English Home Magazine, (feature)
2017 — ‘Urban Potters: Makers in the City’, Katie Treggiden, (feature)
2017 — ‘Clay: Contemporary Ceramic Artisans’, Amber Creswell Bell, (feature)
2016 — ‘An Eye for Beauty’, Ceramic Review Magazine issue 280, (feature)