Handmade, limited edition ceramics from my studio in Lancashire.

Pieces inspired by nature, intended to reflect your individuality, beauty and strength.

Are you ready to turn your everyday into something a little more special?

Who is Rae?

 

I am a small-scale potter, based in Lancaster UK. I teach locally & create handmade, limited edition ceramics from my studio.  You can purchase these online or by visiting my stockists, listed below. 

“I got into ceramics years ago – a chance to get away from the stress of the world.  A chance to sink into creativity.  My work is fuelled by moments spent in nature: the kind which leave you trailing behind the group because you became overly invested in redirecting a lost ant, or in finding the perfect piece of sea glass. 

Part of my work as a potter is to make functional work for others.  Your coffee mug, your paint palette.  I craft these with the same care and attention as I make my own art, because I know they will end up in use on a regular basis.

 

In 2019 I survived an unexpected cardiac arrest.  My rehab took place during the first lockdown.  Making pots, trips to the sea and walks in the woods helped me get through.  As a lifelong perfectionist, I had to learn to embrace imperfection and the messiness of life.  There isn’t much you can do about surgical scars, short-term memory loss and the need to take a nap every couple of hours.

 

I’ve recovered now, but the experience continues to influence my work.  I now enhance the things I would have previously seen as imperfections: thumb prints, organic rims, visible seams.  I see these maker marks as part of a story of humanity.  A story that has been pinched and pressed into ceramic vessels for thousands of years.  I love that about handmade pottery, and I hope you do too.”

I sell work in art galleries and through the online store. I also enjoy collaborating with customers on larger bespoke commissions - dinnerware sets have been a recent favourite project of mine. Please contact me if you would like to join the commissions waiting list.

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Northern Potters Association Member.

 

Current Stockists

Jackson and Young Art (Barnstaple)

Holm Cafe (Lancaster)

Wolfhouse Gallery (Silverdale)

Arteria with Gallery 23 (Lancaster)

Gallery Exhibitions

Arteria with Gallery 23 ‘The Light of Winter’ 2021 Exhibition

Ensamble Projects "Entangled Festival" 2021 Highlighted Sketchbook Artist

Arteria with Gallery 23 'Still' Winter 2020 Exhibition

King Street Studios "Work From Home - Responding to the challenge of Covid19"

Collaborations

Lisa Cole "Conversations in Clay" 2021

Holm Cafe "Clay at Holm" 2020

Cold Dark North "CDN Cups" 2020

Supported Charities

SADs UK

Papyrus UK

Refuge UK

EggCup Lancaster.