Vicky Ware

I love working with clay and experimenting with textured and heavily grogged clays making useful and I hope, beautiful, things for everyday .  I use a variety of techniques including moulding, slabbing and coiling to construct pieces. I then explore the interaction of slips and glazes with different clay bodies and try to interpret the colours and textures of the erosion of sand and rocks by water, the shading, intrusions and veining found in rock formations. Lichens and plants found growing in and around rocks on beaches, on old wooden fence posts and in woodlands are also a source of inspiration.

My current obsession is with rock pools - I’ve been studying them closely and observing all the many colours and textures found there and then attempting to translate that into the surface of bowls.

I also make a foray into the world of throwing to produce my Terraccotta Bread Pots, which are very popular with all home bread baking foodies.

I have been busy making bespoke tableware for contemporary restaurants in London, Bristol, Newtown and the Lake District.

I am a member of the Craft Potters Association, the Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Craft and exhibit regularly throughout the UK.  I welcome visitors to my workshop, please just call first to check I'm there!

Follow me on instagram for updates on my work - @vickywareceramics