Author Archives: Peter Ward

Margaret Curtis at Contemporary Ceramics

Margaret Curtis at Contemporary Ceramics

Margaret Curtis, a potter who has created an art out of making the imperfect perfect. Like all Online Ceramics artists Margaret regularly exhibits both nationally and internationally. From 22 August to 14 September Margaret’s pots will feature in a solo exhibition at the Contemporary Ceramics Centre. Contemporary Ceramics is the most prestigious studio pottery gallery […]

Rachel Wood – international potter

Rachel Wood

Rachel Wood has now been with Online Ceramics for 7 years. Over that time her stoneware vessels have proven popular not just with UK collectors, but across Europe and the rest of the world. In 2016 Rachel was the winner of the Preis der ‘Neuen Keramik’ and in 2017 she was the Winner of the […]

Richard Heeley joins Online Ceramics

Richard Heeley set of cups

Online Ceramics continues to represent some of the UK’s greatest studio potters making today. The latest artist to join is Shropshire based maker, Richard Heeley, who produces beautifully thrown porcelain pots that he decorates using blue cobalt Gosu pigment. The influences for Richard’s pots are drawn from the Orient, particularly Korea. However, when it comes […]

Matt Horne joins Online Ceramics

Matt Horne holding his lilac vase

A talented thrower, Matt Horne’s work introduces crystalline ceramics to a new generation. His pots are unashamedly decorative, deliberately moving counter to current trends. What makes Horne’s work distinctive is how he has developed the shapes of his vessels and the palate of colours he uses to such great effect.   Peter Ward, Owner of […]

Burnished smoke-fired ceramic sculptures

Antonia Salmon

At Online Ceramics we like to visit our artists in their studios where we select the pieces we want for the gallery. Sometimes, due to a combination of timetabling and geography, this is not always possible (our artists are located from Edinburgh in Scotland right down to Mousehole at the tip of Cornwall). Last weekend […]

The Station Master Potter!

Paul Young with horse and rider

Potters seem to seek out weird and wonderful places for their studios. Paul Young is no different – his studio is in a Victorian railway station in Shenton, Warwickshire, at the heart of England. The station has long since ceased to be used commercially thanks to the Beeching railway cuts in the early 1960s and […]

Leading potters showcased in Peterborough

Art in the Heart

Art in the Heart is a Peterborough Community Interest Company with a gallery in the City centre featuring original work by local artists. For the past three years Online Ceramics has had a showcase in the gallery. Work by Ashley Howard, a Royal College of Art graduate who produces beautiful porcelain vessels decorated in enamels […]