Handmade pottery from Southampton!

Southampton, England | 27 Sales


Handmade pottery from Southampton!

Southampton, England 27 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Emily Shaw

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Emily Shaw


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5 out of 5 stars


One nerd and her pottery wheel...

I have always loved art, having studied it through school, college and even for a year at university. I have always felt more free to create, however, outside of education. At university I was discouraged from making designs that were deemed too 'twee' or 'cutesy'. But that's what I enjoy doing!

Most of my pieces have been inspired by feminism, from the first page of Sylvia Plath till the one time I attempted to read Germaine Greer's 'The Female Eunuch' and everywhere in between, it has been a huge influence on me. I am eager to make my thoughts and opinions surrounding women's issues accessible and playful, rather than overly confrontational or shocking.

In early 2016 I ran a Kickstarter to help raise funds to buy a pottery wheel, something I didn't think would happen! But, my family, friends and the amazing Kickstarter community helped me raise over £700! I have only been throwing for a few months, so I am constantly learning and developing my style.

This means that each piece is completely different, there may be small flaws but I will always be honest about them, even celebrate them. These are not beautifully crisp, identical IKEA mugs, these have been formed individually by me! Each item has been lovingly and painstakingly made (and maybe even cursed over!) and I like to think it shows.

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  • Emily Brown

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    I currently live and work in Southampton, and I am lucky enough to have a studio space in The Arches. My little studio space is my home-from-home, I am there whenever I can be, getting covered in clay and making!

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Last updated on 07 Aug, 2016
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Emily Brown
134-135 High Street
United Kingdom