Olivia Horley's ceramics are designed to add pleasure to small domestic acts. Drinking tea, placing a flower or storing precious items all become little rituals with a beautifully crafted pot. This lidded jar has been hand thrown in Horley's East Sussex studio and gently shaped before firing to give it a soft, tactile shape.
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. "