Laura Potter's Profile

About

Hi, I’m Laura, I make ceramic buttons and jewellery at my home studio in Suffolk UK. I trained in ceramics while studying for a Fine Art BA in Canterbury.

I like quirky, fun and colourful things, I don’t make much the same, and I am always trying out new ideas. My buttons are popular with people who crochet and knit. People also buy them to customise their coats, bags or knitwear.

I use various clays and I normally fire them to earthenware temperatures at around 1000C; I like the bright colours I can get at these temperatures. All my work is fired twice, to mature the clay and fix the glaze. The glazes are hand painted onto the smaller items, some taking 3 coats, which is the most time consuming part of my process. I love explaining to people about my work and how I make it, so please ask if you are curious, it will make my day :)…

Read more

  • Female
  • Joined May 8, 2011

Favorite materials

red clay, white clay, brown clay, grey clay, any clay

Shop

About

Hi, I’m Laura, I make ceramic buttons and jewellery at my home studio in Suffolk UK. I trained in ceramics while studying for a Fine Art BA in Canterbury.

I like quirky, fun and colourful things, I don’t make much the same, and I am always trying out new ideas. My buttons are popular with people who crochet and knit. People also buy them to customise their coats, bags or knitwear.

I use various clays and I normally fire them to earthenware temperatures at around 1000C; I like the bright colours I can get at these temperatures. All my work is fired twice, to mature the clay and fix the glaze. The glazes are hand painted onto the smaller items, some taking 3 coats, which is the most time consuming part of my process. I love explaining to people about my work and how I make it, so please ask if you are curious, it will make my day :)

I want my items to be affordable and individual. I make one off and limited editions of my designs and am happy to accept custom orders, if I have not listed the colour you want in the design you prefer.

I regularly sell at local craft fairs and markets in the East of the UK so if you are nearby do come and say 'Hi'! I keep a list of where I will be on my website: www.laurapotterceramics.co.uk or find me on facebook : www.facebook.com/laurapotterceramics

Unfollow username?

Are you sure you want to stop following this person?