3 Ceramicists at MADE London

In my MADE London post last week I said there'd be more, and today there is. I also admitted a weakness for ceramics, so when I realised there were another three ceramicists and their fabulous makes to share, I thought perhaps I should get on with it. So here they are.

1. Ramp Ceramics

Ramp stands for Roop and Al Make Pots, and they started this just down the road from me in Deptford before moving to Devon, in fact not that far away from where we visited at the start of the month. Roop generally makes the pots and Al decorates them, and they make a range of functional and one-off decorative work in earthenware & porcelain.

I'll admit it was the size of the pots that caught my eye, and then when I got closer I was hooked on the detailed designs with their dark colours. The detail is amazing.

The earthenware pot below was my favourite. Isn't it fab? You can see more of their lovely designs on their website - RAMP Ceramics.


2. Elizabeth Renton

Elizabeth's ceramics were completely different, although they too are beautiful, contemporary and functional tableware.  Elizabeth too is based in London, this time West London but was born and brought up in Yorkshire. Each of her pieces is made by hand and therefore completely unique, on her website she says "I throw simple forms on the wheel then alter and decorate when leather hard. I use Sgraffito, incised lines and grooves."

It was the natural colours that drew my attention and the artful display, and those tea pots on that shelf - just beautiful. You can see more of Elizabeth's work on her website - Elizabeth Renton.

3. Sue Pryke

The final of the three ceramicists I'm sharing today is Sue Pryke and her designs are different once again. It seems I don't have a style of ceramics that I like, I just like them all! For me it's the simplicity of Sue's designs that I liked, and the muted blue and grey colours. The shapes too, they're simple but very functional.

On her website Sue says "I wanted to create a my own collection of objects that sit comfortably in the home, that aren't awkward, audacious or tricky to use or care for, but are familiar, have fluency and sit effortlessly." Job done, I say. 

Aren't they great? And the shelf - MOH was very taken with that well Sue's husband makes those. You can see more of Sue's designs on her website - Sue Pryke.

I liked each of these makers and their designs and it was great to speak to each of them. So for me the MADE London show confirmed that I have a ceramics weakness, and if you made me choose I think I'd just have to have them all!  Which would you choose?


Disclaimer: I was given free entry to the MADE London show in return for this review, however all words and opinions are my own.