Whenever I start to write a new entry for my blog I hope it reveals something of my own personality and work in the studio. It means a lot to me to share my studio space with you and demystify the pottery making process.
Although amongst all these entries you might be wondering exactly who I am and how I became to be involved in making pots.
Little Wren Pottery was established in during the spring of 2009 taking inspiration from the countryside days of my childhood as I’m originally from North Yorkshire; the lush greens of spring, the golden shades of autumn and the crisp blues of winter.
At the University of Dundee I studied to be a designer rather than a potter and I always try and think about how each piece will function not just for it’s purpose but the aesthetics of living with something everyday. It wasn’t until 2008 that I started making pottery and pretty much everything I know was taught to me by my Dad.
For several years after graduation I lived in Sunderland which has always had a history of producing good quality robust ceramics which today still hold their value at antiques auctions and I hope in some way to continue on this craft. As a dedication to traditional craft I’m a member of the heritage crafts association, a group dedicating to preserving the crafts of the United Kingdom.
During the summer of 2013 I decided it was time to return to my roots in Yorkshire and set up a new studio located in Northallerton where I both live and work.
I do have a few pottery heroes, both famous and unsung; Michael Cardew, Isacc Button, Shoji Hamada and Bernard Leach. If you like my work you’ll probably like theirs too.
Want to find out how Little Wren Pottery got it’s name? You can find the story of it in this blog entry.
If you’d like to make an inquiry about Little Wren Pottery you can find out how to over on the contact me page.