Originally from Devon, Jessica is a recent graduate from Clay College stoke. She makes hand thrown functional ware, working on a traditional leach-style kick wheel and firing in a reduction atmosphere in a gas kiln. Her studio is located in the heart of the potteries at Potclays.
Jessica is a process-led maker with a background in textiles and metals. She grew up in Devon, England and was first introduced to working with clay by the world-renowned slipware potter Douglas Fitch at Holly Ford Pottery. She went on to study Fine Art at Chelsea College of the Arts London before moving to the midlands to attend Clay College in order to further refine her skills as a potter.
Her studio is currently located in Stoke-on-Trent, in the heart of the potteries, on the same site as Potclays; a family run ceramics supplies company, where clay has been made in-house for over four generations.
Her work is focused on the sensitive interaction between maker and material. Exploring the dialogue between the plastic qualities of clay and its relationship to the user, she considers the evolution of each piece as being intrinsically linked to the rituals of functional wear. She takes great joy in knowing that her work is used as part of daily life.
We’re so pleased to now include the work of Jessica Mason Ceramics at Homeward. This small batch of pottery beakers have a beautiful tactile quality to them, with deliberate throwing lines and carved feet. The warm tones of grey and off white glaze & slips are rich in character and texture which she makes herself from found natural materials .
There’s a lovely balance between them being calm and considered and earthy and robust and each one has its own unique colouring and character.
They feel lovely in your hand and are a pleasure to use.
Perfect partner to our Kim Ford Pottery slab formed plates
Measure approx 8 cm x 8cm