Olivia Horley's ceramics humbly enhance the everyday. This little bud vase is hand thrown in her East Sussex studio and shaped before firing. The resulting tactile form is gently undulating, a pleasing organic shape that is reminiscent of a seed head or sea urchin and is lovely to hold. Its understated form and glaze will set off your chosen flower or blossom to perfection.
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. "