Kathryn Sherriff

Material: Ceramics | Location: Surrey
My pottery studio is based by the railway line in South London. I make functional, wheel thrown porcelain ceramics in small batches. My aim is to create pieces with simple designs, clean lines and muted colour palettes that are practical and will work in most homes and on any dining table. I like to think that there's an element of my love of mid-century modern design in my pottery. The exteriors are often left unglazed to create a tactile contrast between the raw clay and the glazed surfaces. Decoration is applied using coloured slips, inlaid lines, sgraffito and carved repeating patterns. After throwing on the wheel, drying, turning and decorating, each piece is biscuit fired, glazed and then high fired in an electric kiln to 1260 degrees. This makes them food safe and dishwasher safe.