Olivia Horley's ceramics are calming pieces that are beautiful to hold and use. Hand thrown in her East Sussex studio, they are then shaped before firing. The resulting tactile forms are softly undulated, sitting pleasingly in the hand. These bowls are made from a black stoneware that is revealed on the rims. The glaze is deliberately imperfect, creating unique patterns and effects on each piece.
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. "