The Ceramics Studio

Inspired by… Pattern!

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Some beautiful patterns I’ve been admiring lately.

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Detail from ‘Tiko and the Golden Wings’ by Leo Lionni

Pattern by Marimekko

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Floral pattern by Helen Dardik

1960s curtain fabric

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‘Untitled’ 2011 by Lori Ellison

And find more stunning pattern on our Pinterest board.


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As you may be aware, the building we are currently based in – The Biscuit Factory – will be turning into flats later this year. So we (and the other 380 artists using the space) will need to relocate. Here is V22 artist Tara Cranswick speaking to the BBC on the subject.

So although it will be sad to leave our little studio where it all started, we’re very excited about finding somewhere new – and bigger and better! It was beginning to feel like we had outgrown the space – I don’t want to have to turn people away from fully booked classes and workshops and I don’t want such a long waiting list for permanent artists’ space. This move will allow us to provide more permanent spaces for artists and more spots in our classes and workshops. I also want to use this change to create a co-operative studio which supports the members and artists using the space and increases the opportunities available to them.

We’re looking into new spaces at the moment, the possibility of crowd funding, and working on a plan to create a studio which fully meets the needs of its members. It’s an exciting time!

I Am… Rie Tsuruta

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Our newest ‘I am…’ post comes from the lovely and talented Rie Tsuruta, one of our studio artists.

I am… Rie Tsuruta and I am…

making… porcelain table ware

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seeing… landscapes


visiting… somewhere

listening to… miaowing

reading… recipes

inspired by… impressions of landscape

experimenting with… plaster carving

learning… miaowing


working with… clay

Thank you Rie! And take a look at more of Rie’s work on her website

(Images: ceramics by Rie Tsuruta, landscape by Samantha Freedman, cat by Andy Warhol)

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