About Stef

I am a designer-maker specilising in porcelain. My current pride and joy are my people pots collection. I design and build my pieces in the shed at the bottom of my garden, tucked away in the Lake District. Every piece is handmade with careful attention and love.

I hope you can find something on my shop that makes you smile. ❤️

Brief Résumé

I worked at The Alston Pottery from 1990-99; a family run studio pottery located high in the Pennines. My father, Harrow trained potter, mentored and encouraged me to learn sculpting and mould-making from a young age. My brother taught me glaze technology and decoration methods. During the 1990s my work could be seen in selected galleries and shops in and around Cumbria.

I was then selected to exhibit at the New Designers in London and it was there that I was invited to become a licentiate of the Society of Designer Craftsman. I exhibited at the Society’s London based SDC gallery, “Genesis 08” from November to January. “The Vessel” in Clackmannanshire in Scotland, featured my white on white work from February to April 2008. I took part in an International ceramics exhibition ‘La tasse et sa sous-tasse’ at Carouge in Switzerland, 19th September to 1st November 2009. Exhibted as part of an exhibition named "Amoure" at the The Craft Centre and Design Gallery in Leeds in 2010.  Exhibition with Hartlpool Borough Council Arts and Museums department in 2010.  The Winter Warmth exhibition at Falkirk 2012 at The Park Gallery.   Exhibited at Potfest in the Pens from 2008 to 2013 A large international potters market held annually in August.  The Country Living Fairs (2012 and 2013).   The British Craft Trade Fair between 2011 to 2013. A proud if shy member of the Northern Potters Association since 2009.