Abigail North Ceramics

Contemporary ceramics hand crafted on Dartmoor 

Hand crafted ceramics direct from my studio on the edge of the moor...

Contemporary ceramics using local clays, inspired by the flora and terrain of Dartmoor... 

Granite Series - individual vessels with granite inclusions from the edge of Dartmoor

Dartmoor Series - handmade bespoke 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.

Stone Series - vessels created from a combination of mixed clays, evocative of the moorland landscape and terrain. 

Mocha diffusion Series - using a traditional decorating technique to capture the delicacy and intricacy of local ferns and lichen

Texture Series - tactile pots thrown on my kick wheel, using beautiful grogged stoneware clay from a small clay pit in the south-west 

How to order

You can order online here from my shop, or direct message me if you see something you might like on my Instagram. Alternatively, you can get in touch via email if you would like a unique piece made for you. It is a pleasure to discuss making something specially to order.

About me 

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.

Projects and Events

Recently I have been privileged to be supported by Arts Council England on an innovative Arts Council funded project. 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.  

Press

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.

Online gallery/shop

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.

UK Stockists

Artisan, Chagford, Devon - www.leafleather.co.uk

Bils and Rye, York - www.bilsandrye.com

Harbour Gallery and Cafe, Porlock Weir, Somerset - www.harbourgalleryandcafe.co.uk

Hatfield House Gallery, Hertfordshire - www.hatfield-house.co.uk

Jill Rousseau Gallery, Bideford, Devon - www.jillrousseaugallery.co.uk

Limekiln Gallery, Calstock, Cornwall - www.facebook.com/limekilngallery

Otterton Mill Gallery, Budleigh Salterton, Devon - www.ottertonmill.com

 I just wanted to share a couple of photos of my wonderful vase. I just absolutely love it!! Could I possibly commission you to do another for my friend - they love it so much. 

April 2020

Annabel
England UK

I love my bowl...it makes me realise what real talent is...

Alex
England, UK