Emily Doran

Material: Ceramics | Location: East Sussex
Emily Doran makes wheel thrown contemporary pottery from her Sussex studio. After initially working on the other side of the creative process in arts marketing, Emily retrained as a potter, fulfilling her dream of being an artist herself. Everything is carefully made on the pottery wheel and fired in her garden studio in East Sussex. She make’s intentionally small batches of pottery, working to be the opposite of mass produced factory tableware, believing in true craftsmanship and traditional skills. This means pieces are made slowly and intentionally, mug handles are ‘pulled’ and attached by hand, bowls are turned on the pottery wheel and everything is individually dipped in buckets of unique home-made glazes. Inspired by a love of the coast and sea her contemporary tableware comes in a range of glazes named after the seascapes they evoke from calm waters to misty lagoon. She uses a flecked stoneware clay that creates a beautiful speckle than burns through the glaze in the final firing.