We are two independent potters who work side by side out of our studio here in the Cotswolds. We hand make contemporary tableware from stoneware and porcelain and our inspiration comes from the beautiful natural surroundings and love of simple usable design.
Designs usually start their life as a rough sketch and a good conversation between the two of us about colour and shape. We seem to work in line with the seasons and often the evolution of our work as a pair happens quite organically and is not a forced process.
As well as selling on line and to shops we also like to meet our customers by going to an assortment of fairs around the country where we have built up a loyal customer base. We rely on their feed back and encouragement to grow our business.
I started my working life as an interior designer and then an interiors stylist. I had a stint as an on staff stylist at Homes and Gardens Magazine and then went on to work freelance until the birth of my second daughter. At this point I felt the need to re direct my creative energy into a career that supported family life so I re trained as a potter after moving from London to the Cotswolds.
My work is inspired by naturally forming shapes and patterns and has a soft neutral palate. My pieces are hand moulded giving them an irregular shape and decorated with specialist glazes such as raku and metallic.
I also have a new range where I hand paint animals and birds on some of my pieces before firing.
As well as learning to pot I also recently started painting again and now sell original still lives, often of the pots Sarah and I make and seascapes inspired by my visits to the beaches near my mother’s house in West Sussex.
I began making pots 20 years ago when living in Sydney. I joined a day class and was hooked! When I returned to the UK with my young family I then studied ceramics at Stroud College. I also teach pottery to recovering addicts at a local rehabilitation centre.
I work predominantly in porcelain but also use white stoneware. My work has minimal surface design as I prefer to work with shape, form and colour. My colour palate ranges from soft off whites, pale pinks and celadon to more vibrant turquoises and blues. I am always evolving and each piece always remains truly unique.
I also have produced a range of linens to compliment the ceramics the most popular of which is my Japanese style pinafore. Colours range from indigo blue, charcoal, natural and a duck egg blue.