FireVerse Ceramics

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FireVerse Ceramics

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Announcement    Quality handmade science fiction and historical pottery crafted by FireVerse Ceramics. Find the personal connection to a timeless item: Watch videos or photo journals of the carvings made, or read articles on the techniques used at


Quality handmade science fiction and historical pottery crafted by FireVerse Ceramics. Find the personal connection to a timeless item: Watch videos or photo journals of the carvings made, or read articles on the techniques used at


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About Fireverse

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On Etsy since 2015

Fireverse ceramics – setting history, mythology, science fiction and fantasy in stone since the 1980s.

Just by viewing this page your geek cred has risen by 12%. Congratulations.

My clay is sourced from Jaynestown on the distant moon of Canton, carried by a convoy of bantha down the arc of the rainbow-hued bifrost bridge where it is delivered to me at sunset on the night of the equinox.

It is shaped with the help of exactly two-thousand and one mitichlorians, encoding the secret coordinates of Hamunaptra into a design that is then judged to be of surpassing geekiness by the assembled Lords of Kobol. Rejects are sent to the prison planet of Cygnus Alpha.

Nazgul carry the item into the heart of Mount Doom where it is then bombarded with gamma rays to transform it into the next stage of ceramic evolution, ceramo superior.

The many Kings of Westeros grow jealous and vie for ownership of the carving, they go to war – again. Joffery throws a tantrum and narrowly misses breaking it with a crossbow. While turmoil rages it’s whisked away to the North where it is cooled by Winter and raised as a relic of the Old Gods. Messenger ravens bring word of prophecy, of the chosen one destined to own the carving and venerate it for the rest of their days.

The carving is sent by Stargate to the Curator who uploads an Etsy listing on the Cortex, because You can’t stop the signal.

When bought, it is wrapped in a stasis-field and the Bells of St. John are rung. One of the thirteen Doctors collects the package and takes it on an adventure through time and space on the way to delivering it to your door, hopefully within the correct century.

Or, the real story:
I’ve been working with ceramics for as long as I can remember; I’ve wanted to make my carvings for the entirety of my working life; and this is what I see myself doing well beyond retirement.

I moved to London from Australia in 2008, which turned out to be unfortunate timing in terms of the economic crisis. A series of minor disasters just before flying over had decimated my savings so I went from being comfortable and confident that I could support my new life to being almost broke, sleeping on a couch and suddenly realising that it was much harder to find a job than I’d expected.

I had spent the last few years working on carvings in my spare time (my historical series) but they were back in Australia where I intended to return in an indeterminate number of years, they couldn’t help me from halfway around the world. Nor could they have been of use once I’d advanced from the couch into the illustrious world of renting a room that was so small that I could touch both walls with outstretched arms. And didn’t have a wardrobe.
Short of gatecrashing Buckingham Palace I didn’t like my chances of finding a property within Central London that would have the facilities to be able to set up a pottery studio and kiln.

Getting back into pottery was a dream that had to wait until I’d found a job, worked myself up off being flat broke and bought a place of my own so I’d never have to worry about landlords screaming about the prospective fire hazards of a 1,250C toaster the size of a washing machine.

Sound unlikely?
As it happens, that’s exactly what I did in early 2013.

I now own a lovely place in Kent, a well-insulated shed to put the kiln in and a wobbly table at the end of my bed that I affectionately call ‘my studio’. It’s cramped, it’s basic, it has things piled up in stacks that defy at least three laws of physics, but it works and I love it.

Currently my time with clay is limited by a pesky little thing called a day job, but by working for a few hours on the carvings each evening I’m getting closer to a time where I can focus on ceramics entirely – something I never thought possible while in England. And despite the dreary weather and horrendous winters I’ve come to love this country, so shortly will be flying back to Australia to pack up my historical series of carvings and ship them back over here. It will be the instant influx of over 25 new designs, representative of several years’ worth of work.

In the meantime I’m concentrating on building up a science fiction and fantasy range of carvings. I’m not sure why it didn’t occur to me when I was back in Australia – possibly studying up to Master’s level in Archaeology and Egyptology may have biased my priorities – but sci-fi and fantasy designs look fantabulous in clay.

Want to see what I mean? Take a look at, and also find articles on my latest pieces, videos, and even suggest a design yourself.

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    I am Kelly Dillon the Fireborn, the First of Her Name, the Almost-Unburnt, Ruler Absolute of Muspelheim, Queen of Flames and Goddess of Overcooked Dinners. Look upon my pottery and despair - I mean buy.

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