ClaireManwaniPottery

Handmade unique pottery - ceramics with a difference!

Reading, England
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Last updated on 27 Apr, 2017

Thanks so much for visiting my shop. I hope you have fun browsing!
Please note that I am based in the UK, so if you would like an item delivered to anywhere outside the UK, a longer delivery time should be allowed for to avoid disappointment.

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About ClaireManwaniPottery

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I started my journey in ceramics in 1982, when I discovered my local arts centre. Once I got my hands in clay, I never looked back! I ended up working at the centre for several years before opening my own studio. I've moved around a bit since then, and am now based in Reading.

All of my pottery is entirely hand made from scratch. I start with a piece of clay and make it into a pot either by hand or using a potter's wheel. I don't use moulds. This means that all my work is unique and each piece can differ slightly from the next. So even if you buy a set of mugs, they may all look exactly the same at first glance but because each is hand made, there will be subtle differences.

Most of my work is functional in nature: items that have a use around the house or office and are not just decorative, although of course I hope they're decorative too! Plates, mugs, cheese domes, vases - you name it, I'll make it. My only limitations are the size of my kiln, so I can't make anything wider than 28cm or taller than 30cm.

I work with Earthenware clay, which is ovenproof. All items are dishwasher and microwave proof too unless they have a metallic decoration.

I run the business on my own, so all work is completely mine.

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  • Claire Manwani

    Owner, Creator

    I've been potting since 1982. I studied at Island Arts and Sir John Cass School of Art in London. I worked at Island Arts for several years, then moved to the Scottish Highlands. I moved to East Anglia in 2009, and then to Reading in 2016.

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