The Ceramics Studio

Some Things Made in Our Studio in 2013…

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I can’t believe the year is almost over!

Here is a selection of some of the wonderful things made in our classes and workshops in 2013…

spotty bowl


cat mug

cat vase

emily close up

eye plate

illustrated vase

melissa teapot

What a talented group of people we’ve had in the studio this year. And there’s been so many other beautiful creations we didn’t have a chance to photograph.

See you all again next year!

I am… Ann!

Artists @ V22, I am..., Inspirations No Comments »

The lovely Ann Mercer shares some of her inspirations in a new blog post in our “I Am…” series.

I am… Ann Mercer and I am…

making… as many pieces as possible for exhibitions and shops.

seeing… wonderful autumn colours, terra cotta, yellow, red and charcoal.

autumn colours

visiting… imminently Hong Kong, Sydney and Kuala Lumpur. Lots of inspiration!

reading... Wilkie Collins, “The Woman in White”. I love Gothic novels.

inspired by… Sottsass and the whole Memphis Movement.


not… experimenting much at the moment, just working to improve quality and finish of the current collection.

learning… so much associated with setting up a new business, the time that admin takes, the price of packaging and couriers and the stress of fulfilling specific orders on time!

working with… the Ceramics Studio in the Biscuit Factory and very much appreciate Leyla allowing me time to use the spray booth and kilns and her wonderful positive attitude and support.

Ann Mercer vases

(Images: autumn colours by romansolar, Carlton by Ettore Sottsass Jr, Ann Mercer’s own work)