Jack of a few trades, not too bad at some. Mostly a full time food and lifestyle photographer Charlie occasionally still slips back into his old ways of freelancing as a senior designer/art director at the odd London design/advertising agency. Also a part time potter and full time canal boat dweller he is constantly covered in some sort of dirt, grease or food.
Fettle Studio, by Lydia Johnson
As a practicing architect, ceramicist and director of Fettle Studio, Lydia looks to develop small-scale, tactile, meaningful works, that people appreciate every day. Lydia explores ideas of geometry, texture and colour through functional ceramics. She enjoys bringing together her individual slip-cast pieces to create delightful, colourful, tessellating compositions.
Inspired by pattern makers such as artists Anni Albers and Agnes Martin, Harriet’s work focuses on simple, functional shapes with pattern. She considers the clay itself beautiful so it is often a feature in her designs.
Harriet studied Ceramic Design at Central Saint Martins and has since been practicing under the name Lazy Glaze. She has worked out of various studios in Hackney before joining Clay Collective.
Mako Koko trained as an architect in Madrid and she first fell in love with bricks in old Rome monuments, later she discovered that "the clay universe" doesn't stop there. She likes to experiment with new techniques and materials and often applies her discoveries onto jewellery.
Victoria Bridal is a graphic designer who's waking hours (and some of the sleeping ones too) are increasingly occupied by clay. She is excited by the prospects of combining her budding pottery skills with the other disciplines of art, fashion and textile design that make up her background.
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Ben Sutton is a ceramics designer/ maker who's work ranges from tableware to decorative bowls and vases with an aesthetic that fuses Scandinavian design with Japanese simplicity. Working exclusively in hand thrown porcelain, he aims to make work that is visually bold yet elegant and tactile.
Mette examines the connotations of materials and how to manipulate them by merging functional and sculptural objects.
Wonderment of the everyday environment is something that intrigues her when making her bespoke interior objects that have a focus on the unfamiliar/familiar and intriguing surfaces that speak to the senses.