Photograph by Jeremy Phillips

Photograph by Jeremy Phillips

My ethos is ‘pots are for using’; I love starting with 'mud' and making beautiful and useful things for you to use every day. 

Come and visit me in the pottery where you can buy a special present from my range of ceramics and see how I work, or why not make your own mug.

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 and pools on beaches, on old wooden fence posts and in woodlands are also a source of inspiration.

My ‘prove and bake in one bowl’ terracotta bread pots are the ultimate low tech kitchen aid!

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