Celebrating our 12th Birthday!
Sharing the best in British studio pottery with the world since October 2010
Online Ceramics founder Peter Ward had conversations with his friend and eminent potter John Pollex over thirty years about ways in which to expand the audience for studio pottery. In June 2010 Peter came up with the idea of Online Ceramics, He spoke with his friend Andy Donavan at Jigowatt, a web design agency about the feasibility and swiftly commissioned Jigowatt to produce a website.
Peter was very particular about what he wanted – a site built around images of pots and making the buying process as simple and hassle free as possible. By September 2010 the website was designed and Peter began to upload pots.
Once it went live it took a worrying six weeks before the first order came through. Since then Peter has shipped hundreds of pots to five continents and has moved from photographing and storing pots in his attic to a unit in a business park in Plymouth.