Pottery

Lucie Rie in her studio

Lucie Rie

Lucie Rie is an Austrian-born studio potter, known for her distinctive 20th-century modernist style. Her perfectionism and an eye for details enabled her creativity and precision to come to the fore. She gave the new meaning and purpose to materials such as clay, stone, and minerals, by turning them into pieces of art. Unlike her […]...

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Rupert Spira

Rupert Spira is an English studio potter and writer, famous for his carefully crafted minimalist bowls as well as his career in spiritual practice and writing. The skill of using a potter’s wheel is a central part of Spira’s work. He was the apprentice of...

Clairy Laurence

Clairy Laurence is a truly masterful ceramicist and sculptor who lives and works in the city of Brisbane, Australia. Over the course of a career that spans over three decades, she has created numerous pieces that, despite the obvious death motifs, are full of...

Kaneta Masanao

Kaneta Masanao is a well-known Japanese artist who uses a technique called kurinuki, in which he digs a form out of the clay instead of shaping it on a wheel. Featured image: Kaneta Masanao – Dark Hagi and ash-glazed teabowl with uneven mouth and...

David Cressey

David Cressey was an American multi-disciplinary artist who, over the course of a six-decade career worked as a sculptor, potter, and painter....

Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee is a Scottish pottery maker. Her pots are hand built and she colors them by mixing metallic oxides into the clay before making. Featured image: Jennifer Lee – Ochre, Amber and Umber Banded Bowl, 1992, image via sothebys.com...

David Leach

David Leach was a British artist, widely known as appreciated for his pottery work. He was born in Tokyo, Japan, but moved to England when he was nine. Featured image: David Leach – Large Charger (detail), 1955 – image via sothebys.com...

Emmanuel Cooper - Artist's portrait - Image via trendsarchiexpocom

Emmanuel Cooper

Emmanuel Cooper was a British studio potter and writer on arts and crafts. His pots characteristically combine a purity of form, redolent of the Northern Puritan tradition in which their maker grew up, with bold — even flamboyant — colours, heavily...

Gabriele Koch - Untitled - Image via bekindesignwordpresscom

Gabriele Koch

Gabriele Koch is a Germany-born artist who has developed an international reputation by concentrating on simple hand-built forms, exploring balance and spatial relationships. She creates pottery concentrating on simple forms, trying to integrate balance and...

Shane Blake - Untitled (detail)

Shane Blake

Shane Blake is a pottery artist....

Duncan Grant - photo by Jane Bown - 1978

Duncan Grant

Duncan James Corrowr Grant, born in 1885, was a British painter and designer of textiles, pottery and theatre sets and costumes. He was a member of the Bloomsbury Group....

Dorothy Annan - murals - Fleet Building - Farringdon Street City of London

Dorothy Annan

Dorothy Annan was a Brazil-born English painter, potter and muralist, married to the painter and sculptor Trevor Tennant. Annan’s paintings are in many national collections, she is also known for her tile murals, many of which have been destroyed in...

William Marshall - Vase with floral motifs

William Marshall

William Marshall was a British pottery artist, a Bernard Leach’s first apprentice at Leach Pottery. In 1977 he set up his own workshop at Lelant....

James Tower - Oval Form, 1980 - Copyright Offer Waterman

James Tower

James Tower, born in Kent in 1919, was a British ceramicist, painter and sculptor. He studied painting at the Royal Academy (1938-1940), where he won the Gold Medal for Painting in 1939. During the Second World War he was enrolled in service, but returned to...

Shoji Hamada at the University of Michigan, 1967 or 1968

Shoji Hamada

Shōji Hamada was a Japanese potter. He was a significant influence on studio pottery of the twentieth century, and a major figure of the mingei folk-art movement, establishing the town of Mashiko as a world-renowned pottery centre....

Edmund De Waal - photograph by Pal Hansen

Edmund de Waal

Edmund Arthur Lowndes de Waal, OBE is a British artist, and author of The Hare with Amber Eyes, published in 2010. He is most well known for his large scale installations of porcelain vessels and has received several awards and honours for his work....

Gertrud and Otto Natzler

Husband and wife, Gertrud and Otto Natzler are widely known for their collaborative pottery from 1933–1971....

Chris Keenan

Chris Keenan is a British potter whose collection includes beakers, bowls, cups, teapots, jugs and pots for flowers....

John Ward

John Ward is one of the most famous Britain’s potters. There is no reference book on contemporary ceramics which does not feature his work. Featured image: John Ward’s pottery, photo credits – Free Forms...

Joanna Constantinidis

Joanna Constantinidis was a British sculptor best known for her medieval and ancient-modern Greece inspired pottery and ceramics. Featured image: Joanna Constantinidis – Two Leaning Vases, image credits Joanna Bird...