KILN FOLK THREE YOUNG POTTERS TAKING THE CRAFT TO NEW HEIGHTS
The architectural potter Emma Payne
Since returning from an apprenticeship in Copenhagen, 29-year-old Payne has been producing work for architect Simon Astridge’s workshop as well has her own pieces. We love ‘Tilt’ (right), her witty tea set – the cups stand upright when full, tilting as they empty, to show your host you’re due a refill (emmalouisepayne.com).
The tableware maker Elliott Denny
Perusing 27-year-old Elliott Denny’s thrown tableware is a soothing experience. His collection of utilitarian porcelain plates, bowls and carafes is soon to be joined by similarly minimalist mugs with chalky exteriors. Keen to spread the word of the wheel, Denny holds classes at his Thames-side studio (elliottceramics.com).
The porcelain origamist Toby Gascoyne
At shared studio The Kiln Rooms in Peckham, London, Gascoyne of Meiro Ceramics uses slivers of porcelain like pieces of paper, slicing and folding them to construct delicate vases and bowls, finished with a glossy glaze, that merge crockery with art (meiro ceramics.com; thekilnrooms.com).