Contemporary ceramics carefully hand crafted using local clays from Devon and Cornwall, inspired by the flora and terrain of Dartmoor.
DARTMOOR GRANITE SERIES - individual vessels with granite inclusions from the edge of Dartmoor
DARTMOOR WILD CLAY SERIES - bespoke 'art' vessels in a unique 'wild' clay, foraged near my studio on the edge of the moor. Texture and form are heavily influenced by pots from our ancient past, in particular beaker form pottery.
DARTMOOR STONE/LANDSCAPE SERIES - vessels created from a combination of mixed clays, evocative of the moorland landscape and terrain.
DARTMOOR FERN/LICHEN SERIES - a contemporary use of a traditional decorating technique to capture the delicacy and intricacy of local ferns and lichen
CORNISH STONEWARE SERIES - tactile pots with textured surfaces, thrown on my kick wheel, using beautiful grogged stoneware clay from a small clay pit in the south-west
SHOP/HOW TO ORDER
You can order here online from my shop, or direct message me if you see something you like on my Instagram. Alternatively, please do email me if you would like to commission a unique piece to be made specially for you. It is always a pleasure to discuss making something bespoke to order. All online and commissioned orders will be carefully packaged using eco friendly and recycled packaging.
A jar for holding cooking utensils or washing up sponges/scourers/brushes. The Cornish clay is from a small clay pit on the Cornish coast, and is wonderful to throw with. Height 9cm by 8cm diameter.
In my remote moorland studio, I use predominently local clays to make wheel thrown, hand decorated ceramics. If you visit my Instagram account, I hope you can see how the Dartmoor terrain and flora inspires the decoration and form of my work. I feel privileged to live in this beautiful area, and to be able to spend my time making carefully hand crafted ceramics.
I have been working for over a decade, and trained formally before undertaking an apprenticeship for a year with a local potter. I make small batch ceramics, and a smaller number of unique bespoke pieces. Most of my work is high fired in an electric kiln but on occasion I use the alternative firing technique of raku.
I am a Selected Member of the Crafts Council Directory, a Selected Find A Maker member by @craftfestival and a member of the West Country Potters Association.
PROJECTS AND EVENTS
Recently I have been privileged to be supported by Arts Council England on an ongoing innovative Arts Council funded project ‘Here’s to Thee’. I have regularly been selected for and participated in a number of national and international contemporary craft events, including Art in Clay, Earth and Fire, Contemporary Craft Festival and Handmade in Britain Chelsea.
My ceramics have featured in Devon Life, Devon Today, Devon Homes, Country Homes and Interiors, Country Living, BBC Gardens Illustrated, The Telegraph, World of Interiors, Ceramics Monthly, Crafts Magazine and House and Garden.
A limited range of work is periodically available online - with shop openings announced on Instagram/Facebook.
As well as being available to view and purchase online, my work is stocked in the UK by several gallery outlets. Please contact these galleries individually if you are making a special trip.
Harbour Gallery and Cafe, Porlock Weir, Somerset - www.harbourgalleryandcafe.co.uk
Hatfield House Gallery, Hertfordshire - www.hatfield-house.co.uk
Limekiln Gallery, Calstock, Cornwall - www.facebook.com/limekilngallery
Otterton Mill Gallery, Budleigh Salterton, Devon - www.ottertonmill.com
My wonderful vase. I just absolutely love it!! Could I possibly commission you to do another for my friend - they love it so much.
I love my bowl...it makes me realise what real talent is...
I received my Granite Series small pot today. I just love it! Such a deep satisfactory blue green glaze and the granite inclusions from the edge of the moor make it so evocative - its really special. Thank you so much. Also, this might be of interest to other customers, it arrived on time, beautifully wrapped!
“Abigail is an inspirational teacher of ceramics. Gentle encouragement combined with an incredible depth of skill leaves you wanting to learn and learn more. She invites you on a journey.”
“Abigail is an inspirational teacher whose supportive teaching method encourages individuals to develop their own artistic style whilst developing the necessary skills and techniques.”
“Abigail makes beautiful work with huge finesse. She is however also a very gentle and encouraging teacher who helps each of her students to move forward and to be ambitious in their own way. Her class is one of the highlights of my week!”