For Olivia Horley, one-time apprentice of Edmund de Waal, the process of making is integral to the finished pot. These lidded jars – beautiful objects in their own right, but designed to be used in everyday life – are hand thrown and then scored at the leather stage. The resulting tactile pieces call out to be held. Sold as a contrasting pair, these two jars, being unique, will have slightly different dimensions.
However, we do recommend washing by hand.
Horley grew up around pottery. A French studio potter lived on her family’s farm, and she would watch him throw from a young age. Handmade pottery was part of daily life: the Mexican Pueblo ware from her mother’s childhood, Danish pieces collected by her parents, Limoges from her grandfather. Her grandparents were artists, and at the Steiner school she attended, making by hand – something the Steiner movement believes connects us to humanity – was taken very seriously.Visit Designer Page
"I like a pot to tell the history of its making and materiality, rather than eradicate the process for a polished end piece. "