Yo Thom is a Japanese potter who started her ceramics career after moving to the UK to study art and design. Here she explains how looking back at historic Nezumi Shino pottery from her own culture inspires what she creates today
A love of historic Staffordshire slipware pottery inspired Hannah McAndrew to make pots of her own using similar techniques and materials. Here she explains where the influence originated from and how it has impacted on her making
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.
British potter Edward Hughes has long influenced James Hake’s approach to ceramics. Here he discusses the impact Hughes’ skilful throwing and use of traditional Japanese glazes has had on his own making techniques.