Charlotte studied ceramics for five years before setting up her studio just outside Masham from which she has been designing and making her unique functional ceramics since 2010. Charlotte works mainly with porcelain, and uses slab building and slip casting methods, before glazing and applying textures and patterns to her work by hand. These time consuming methods mean that every single piece of Charlotte's work is unique. Much of her work is inspired by maps and their symbols, and the ancient routes across the dales and moors and the objects found on them around Charlotte's home. Prices range from £14 - £60
Lucy Burley "My ceramic work is both decorative and functional: simple, wheel-thrown vessels (bottles, bowls, vases and jugs) which are useful but also have a sculptural, still-life appearance when grouped together. I'm inspired by Giorgio Morandi's paintings, and I want my work to have a similar sense of quiet harmony of form and colour." We have a range of Lucy's bowls, bottles and vessels. Prices range from £20 - £80
Northumbrian Craft Pottery
Andrew M. Harding and Michael Palmer met in 1977 at Cleveland College of Art it was here that they were introduced to clay and realised ceramics was the path to follow, finding great excitement in the versatility of the medium especially when thrown on the wheel. After college Andrew served his apprenticeship at Bill Woods Pottery for six years and Michael did four years at Oak Tree Pottery where he met Matt Jobling. Following the closure of both potteries the three of them started Northumbrian Craft Pottery in 1986 in what was originally an old pit building in Backworth North Tyneside. Today Andrew carries on the pottery following the untimely death of Michael. Please come in to buy Northumbria Craft Pottery's work. The price range is £8 - £65.
Janine completed a Design and Craft National Diploma at Bath University and continued her studies to gain a first class honours degree in ceramics in2008. She now works from a small studio in her home town of Bath. Janine takes her inspiration from ancient Chinese vessels and English vases. Her cups and flower bricks are inspired by 17th century Delftware. They are screen printed using oxides, mainly traditional cobalt blue. After the first firing they are glazed and re-fired so that the colours of the oxides shine through. Each piece is unique and they are individually screen printed and made completely by hand. These stunning ceramics are all individual and need to be seen to be truly appreciated. Please come in and visit to buy Janine's work. Prices are between £12 - £65
Mary Jonson Studied Craft at the university of Derby in 2009 going on to get an MA in studio ceramics from Loughborough in 2014. After graduating she went on to set up her studio in Derby where she makes her slip decorated earthenware. " My ceramics have their roots in traditional country pottery. I love the rounded feel and rich colour of Devon jugs and Staffordshire slipware. I live in a modern urban environment where my relationship with the earth can feel distant at times. My pots reflect this complicated situation. I apply decoration and images, based on my drawings and paintings of the cluttered back gardens and allotments of the city" Prices range from £16 - £40
Liz Scrine Liz makes, amongst other things, stunning ceramic light boxes that take you on a mysterious adventure down labyrinthine passages. Once seen these are not forgotten and many customers come back to buy one having not been able to forget their magic! Price range - ceramic sketches from £12 light boxes £325.
Emily designs and makes wheel thrown contemporary tableware in north London. Her pottery is made by hand using traditional techniques and equipment, yet is designed for modern needs and living. Each piece is thrown and then distorted or exaggerated directly on the wheel, creating tactile forms full of movement. Shapes are kept classic and simple and are designed for regular everyday use.
Emily loves to experiment and develop her own glazes and is continually drawn to the uplifting palette of the coast. Her range of stoneware tableware is currently available in two colours, duck egg and speckled oatmeal. Prices range from £14- £21
Kit Anderson - Fotoceramica We have a fabulous selection of Kit's stunning pots from her own designs to a special range she has created for us about Hackfall Woods near Masham "I use the Gum bichromate photographic process that predates what we now think of as Traditional Black and White photography. It works by applying a light sensitive mixture of gum, Potassium dichromate and ceramic colour to the bisque ceramic surface, where the action of light falling through a negative hardens the mixture in varying degrees and so traps the colour. The piece is washed in water and the unhardened areas wash away revealing the ‘latent’ photographic image. The surface is incredibly fragile until it is fired on and becomes permanent."
Katie has been working with clay for over 20 years now, she was first introduced to it by a very inspiring secondary school teacher who encouraged her to use all the facilities available in a very well stocked ceramics studio. She received a BA(hons) degree in 3D Design (Glass with ceramics) from the University of Sunderland. ‘Whilst I enjoyed working with glass as a material my heart was still firmly with clay and I wanted to learn and push myself more. So it was on to a Master of Art (Ceramics) course at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. This was a fantastic two years of truly getting to grips with the material and starting on a path that I would follow for many years to come.’ She then went on to teach but found as much as she loved teaching she wanted to get back to being creative, so decided to take voluntary redundancy. She went on a round the world adventure for four months. She then used her photographs as a starting point for designing and making, and launched her ceramic business in November 2013.
Katie's studio is based in Lancashire where she creates her vessels which are decorated with slips before being impressed with marks which are inspired by photographs taken whilst travelling extensively. She uses splashes of colour to highlight the texture and mark making before firing to stoneware. ‘Each piece is unique and is slab built with textured or chunky black clay and are, for me, a celebration of form, material and mark making.’ They will happily hold water if required. Prices range from £29- £52
John Egerton set up Sneaton Pottery, near Whitby in 1966 and has since sold his stoneware around the country. John makes individually decorated domestic, and one-off pieces of a functional nature, including lamps, vases, platters and jars.
We have a ever-changing selection of John's work in The Gallery, so please visit us to see our full collection. Prices range from £45- £220
'Drawing inspiration from my love of ravens, magpies, an interest in mythology and a passion for things that are a little on the dark side, I have created a collection of bottles with a twist. I take old poison and scientific bottles, make moulds and slip cast them in parian clay. They may be decorated with oxides and my own illustrations of bugs and poisonous plants. Using reclaimed woods I hand turn stoppers to support individually sculpted porcelain birds. Each bottle will then be finished with either sterling silver, copper or re-purposed items making each piece totally unique.' Prices range from £29- £140
Originally from Belfast Helen initially studied Contemporary Crafts in England before beginning the CCOI Pottery Skills course, in Thomastown, Ireland, to improve the technical side of her work. She stayed in Thomastown for nearly 7 years but more recently moved back to northern Ireland to take part in the ‘Making it programme’. With regards to her work Helen says “The work I make is mostly for food.... my other love in life! I make pottery to be used in the kitchen, serving family and friends, especially my coffee pots which I can make to measure if you break your own. I try to make pieces that a fit into how you cook, my sister asked me to make her a small flat based bowl with a pouring spout for mixing marinades for her famous curry nights!” We have a beautiful selection of Helens work in the gallery prices range from £11 to £18.
'My inspiration comes from my love of pattern and colour, as well as hints to textile construction. Though I did not go through any formal training, I have spent a long time experimenting with techniques best suited to applying pattern to the surfaces of my pieces. My work is made from flat slabs of clay. Coloured liquid clays, called slips, are applied to the surface before the slabs are constructed into their 3D forms. I enjoy the imperfections the process brings, using the distressed surface as part of my aesthetic. Though I work with templates, the methods ensure no two pieces will ever be exactly the same. I try to approach my life with a sense of fun, and hope that this translates into my work.' Prices range from £25 to £85
"I am a potter based on the North Coast of Ireland, producing handmade vessels for everyday use. I work to express the qualities of the stoneware and porcelain clays that I use. Formal forms and patterns are inspired by traditional Korean and Japanese aesthetics. Precisely constructed and encouraged to warp or alter during the firing process encouraging irregularities that communicate clays original plastic state. The use of these pots in everyday life is hugely important to me. I perceive making and firing to be one complete design process acting as a catalyst to encourage spontaneity in my work. My pots gain their individual characteristics through a process of reduction firing."
Makiko is originally from Japan but now lives in a small North Yorkshire town. She has a passion for hand thrown tableware. She mostly uses stoneware clay and the form and decoration is influenced by the food culture of her heritage.
Helen Pickard Helen is based in the North East of England and makes wheel thrown domestic tableware. She also makes all her own glazes which are inspired by the North York Moors
Katie is based here in the Yorkshire Dales. We sell a range of her handmade leather wrap cups all of which are made from recycled materials. They're beautiful to hold and use and can be put through the dishwasher or in the microwave.
A Comforting Cuppa
we originally had this mini exhibition of our favourite mugs and cups in Masham Gallery in 2018. However it was so popular it has become a permanent feature. We have chosen the most beautifully designed and made cups and mugs. Perfect for that morning coffee, a much needed cup of tea, a luxurious hot chocolate or an espresso boost. Find many of these in our online shop or email us for availability.