For Olivia Horley, one-time apprentice of Edmund de Waal, the process of making is deeply integral to the finished piece. These bowls have been thrown on the wheel and then their sides cut, with great precision, and re-formed. The result is a shape that is both organic and cleanly sharp. Horley's pieces have an air of serenity and fragility, yet they are robust enough to be enjoyed in everyday life.
However, we would 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. "