For Olivia Horley, pots provide a quiet and humble sanctuary. Filling them, holding and drinking from them, or simply contemplating their form, can conjure a moment of pause and calm out of an everyday activity. Hand thrown in her East Sussex studio, each of these little cups is different – a different clay, treatment or glaze giving each its unique identity. Gently scalloped edges make them a small pleasure to hold. Use for drinks or as delicate receptacles for precious flowers or items.
However, we do advise 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. "