Jason Wood of Adam Partridge Auctioneers and Valuers picks out the ceramic highlights and market trends from the past 18 months and looks forward to a special auction of contemporary work taking place at the British Ceramics Biennial in October
Mitch Pilkington’s curvaceous pots are inspired by organic forms found on the coast. We caught up with the artist after she exhibited at One Year In at New Designers to find out more about her background, influences and techniques
Ceramic artist Adele Howitt discusses the history of Hornsea Pottery, the value of its ranges on today’s market, and a new art installation in the seaside town, created to celebrate the pottery’s distinctive designs
Finding shards of blue and white china as a child led Australian ceramic artist Stephen Bowers on a technical and symbolic journey of discovery. Here he discusses how the fragmented images have influenced his own richly decorated ceramics.
Time spent in South Korea had a huge impact on Phil Rogers. Inspired by the local Buncheong pottery, here he discusses the influence the style of making has had on his own work and the wider world of Western studio pottery.
Emerging potter Charlie Collier makes traditional domestic ware inspired by wood-fired pottery and his apprenticeship as a production flowerpot thrower. Here he discusses the impact these influences have had on his work and making process.
'What I love about ceramics is that you can make something so solid, permanent and tangible from something that is so intangible and is always changing in nature. To try and fix it, make it permanent, feels very grounding.'
Yorkshire ceramist Rebecca Appleby is having a career-shaping moment. The maker, who creates large-scale sculptures merging industrial and organic influences, is recently back in the studio after new motherhood and a time of illness. Here, she discusses her latest series of work, Inner Order, currently on show at the Contemporary Ceramics Centre in London.
'Once up to speed, it is possible to produce around 200 tiles a day using this method.' In this masterclass, potter and Froyle Tiles' owner Rich Miller discusses making hand-carved and pressed tiles with relief designs.