LOUISA TAYLOR CERAMICS
IT'S GOOD TO BE BACK
Welcome to my new website, I've been taking a break from ceramics for the last 2 years but I've set up a little studio space at home and planning to get back to making very soon, watch this space!
STOCKISTS AND PLACES TO BUY
I have to say stock has been a little sparse during my break but here are my current representatives around the UK:
Contemporary Ceramics, London
Contemporary Applied Arts, London
Smash, Bang, Wallop, Crystal Place
VK Gallery, St Ives Cambridgeshire
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
Padstow Gallery, Cornwall
Portside Gallery, Bristol
Snug Gallery, Hebden Bridge
The source of inspiration for my work stems from museum collections of 18th Century dining vessels. The subtle colour palette is directly influenced by hand painted decoration on historical tureens. I deconstruct each individual colour and match it with glaze and combine this with honed forms. Each piece is made from porcelain and thrown on the potters wheel. I create components, which I then cut, freely assemble and finish by hand.
Louisa Taylor studied a BA (hons) degree in 3D Design: Ceramics, at Bath Spa University (2000-2003) and then spent a year working as a production potter in rural Lincolnshire. This was followed by a Masters degree in Ceramics and Glass at the Royal College of Art, London (2004-2006). Louisa set up her ceramic business in October 2006 and is based in Brighton, East Sussex where she produces her tableware range for shops, galleries and collectors in the UK and internationally.
Alongside making her work, Louisa is a Senior Lecturer on the BA (hons)/MDes 3D Design and Craft course at the University of Brighton and a short course tutor at West Dean College. Louisa is a professional member of the Crafts Potters Association and Contemporary Applied Arts, London. In 2012, Louisa undertook a six-month post (January – June) as artist in residence at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Louisa is the author of Ceramics: Tools and Techniques for the Contemporary Maker, published by Jacqui Small Publishing (2011).
Studio based in Brighton, UK