NEW IN: Laura Bird Ceramics
Recently we collaborated with Laura Bird, illustrator and potter based in Hackney, East London, to showcase some of her beautiful handmade stoneware pieces up north. Laura has a background in illustration with a strong focus of narrative, character and pattern which can be found in each ceramic piece.
‘I love that a pot can tell a story, in both the decoration and the form as well as being something useful, becoming part of our daily lives. I am greatly inspired by ancient art, particularly Greek, Roman, Mayan and Celtic and also African sculpture. I use a variety of clays, mainly stoneware, and handbuild all of my pieces. Each piece is completely unique and decorated by hand. Gazes and colour are a big part of my work which I am constantly developing and testing.’