Abigail North Ceramics was established in the mid 1990's as a small local hand crafted ceramics business, located inside a granite barn on the edge of Dartmoor. With a well established customer base locally, I now sell my work at selected national and international contemporary craft events, through a number of galleries, and via commission. For the first time, my work is available to purchase online - shop opening June 2019. The online shop is stocked with a range of unique and carefully hand made products, with great attention to detail. Much of my work is inspired by my moorland surroundings on the edge of Dartmoor where I live and work. A 'stone' range made from mixed clays is evocative of the granite found on the moor, and a 'fern' range of mocha ware ceramics, captures the delicacy and intricacy of local ferns and lichen. The latter is a contemporary interpretation of a traditional body of 'mocha ware' pottery which is rarely seen or made nowadays. Recently I have started to explore creating texture on the exterior of vessels, using a wonderful stoneware clay from a local clay pit in the south-west. All products in the store are carefully packaged and shipped free to customers in the UK. Images are of the actual product you will receive. Colours may vary slightly due to photography.
I make wheel thrown and hand built/hand decorated ceramics in my remote granite barn studio on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon. My moorland surroundings are my inspiration. If you visit my Instagram account, I hope you can see how the Dartmoor terrain and flora influence 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 as a potter for over a decade, and trained formally before working as an apprentice for a year with a local potter. I make small batches of ceramics or individual pieces which are mostly thrown in porcelain or stoneware on an electric wheel or occasionally slump moulded into hand made moulds.
Please do contact me via email if you would like to order something to be specially made for you.