Olivia Horley, the Lewes-based ceramicist, believes that pots provide an atavistic link to humanity's domestic history, connecting us through their use to the rituals and routines of our ancestors' everyday lives. These two porcelain pouring jugs contrast in colour and form. Beautiful together but equally happy sitting apart. Calm and tactile – a pleasure to hold – they are designed to be used.
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. "