Maree and Paul Allitt

Material: Ceramics | Location: Cambridgeshire
Maree has recently been joined by her partner Paul in the making of ceramics. Maree and Paul have worked together on creative projects since art school so it was only natural that with their shared love of pattern, form and design that Paul would also start to apply this to ceramics. Together they work under the name MAPMAP™.

They both worked for many years at Kettle’s Yard house and gallery in Cambridge so its close association with British Modernism and the St Ives School has tempered their oldest influences, such as John Clappison’s designs for Hornsea Pottery.

Their handmade slab-built porcelain ceramics are decorated using stencils and flat slip colours, the addition of glazes makes a contrast of matt and gloss surfaces and give each piece an attractive tactile quality. The clay is porcelain, chosen for its whiteness, delicacy and strength - fired to a high temperature so it is vitrified and non-porous. For the artists they are objects in their own right made for their intrinsic beauty rather than function.