Diane uses a combination of techniques - slip casting and hand building to create paper-like scrolls, sometimes single scrolls as a bud vase and other times pushed together to form a sculptural focus on a larger vase
Jan's work largely involves using a 'Raku' process of firing , a technique evolving in japan. The pieces have a second firing in an outdoor kiln and whilst still glowing red hot removed individually and placed in a container with combustible materials such as leaves and sawdust.
Abigail makes delicate hand thrown and hand decorated contemporary ceramics, working in a granite barn on the north-eastern edge of Dartmoor.
Julia T Smith
Julia has recently graduated from Central Saint Martins and see's her ceramic practice as a necessary and mutual conversation between herself and the clay; connecting and engaging in a tacit communication with this formless material
John works in stoneware,his work is almost entirely functional with an emphasis towards being used in the home and garden.
Lesley works from a small pottery located in an outbuilding down the bottom of her garden in beautiful Derbyshire. She creates atmospheric porcelain wall art, decorative vessels and contemporary ceramic jewellery.
The Craft Potters Association was formed in 1958 to promote the work of its members and to increase public awareness of contemporary studio pottery. It has a membership of over three hundred Selected and Fellow members and over seven hundred associates,