Simon Smith

My love for clay started in 1997 when I attended a night school course in pottery and once I handled the clay I was hooked.

I design and make one-off sculptural pieces and multiple glazed, hand-thrown work and as a designer maker of ceramics I am creating different objects, challenging the material and myself on a daily basis.

My aim is simply to be good at what I design and make, so that people can appreciate and enjoy my work. My influences are largely architectural in nature, and include natural and organic forms that harmoniously combine tension, balance and proportion.

I do not use devices of mass production in my work. I consider the qualities imparted only by the ’handmade’ object of the most importance, this way each piece I create embodies a unique and personal factor.

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